Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) appointed Dr. Abdelilah Benarafa as Deputy DG of ICESCO.
Since joining the Organization in 2003, Dr. Benarafa has held several positions, the last of which was the Cultural Advisor to the DG before his appointment as Deputy DG of ICESCO.
Dr. Benarafa obtained the General University Diploma in literary studies from Mohammed V University in Rabat, the B.A. degree in linguistics from the University of Paul-Valéry Montpellier, France, and the Advanced Diploma in general linguistics as well as the PhD degree in semantics from Sorbonne University, Paris.
Dr. Benarafa has many intellectual and literary works and academic reviews. He published a set of books, novels and studies, including: a study on concepts formation in French, and reviews of “a’Shihab Maw’ida li Uli al-Albab” by Abu Ahmad Jaafar bin Sayedbona, “Limada Nafrah Bil-Mustafa,” “Biography of Abu al-Hassan a-Shashtarihis Biography, works and doctrine.” His novels include “Jabal Qaf,” “al-Junaid: Pain of Knowledge,” “Khnatha” and “Idris.”
Dr. Benarafa enjoys extensive relationships in the Islamic world.