Slim Khalbous is a university professor in management sciences, elected CEO (Rector) of the AUF - Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (dec. 2019). After serving as Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research in Tunisia, a responsibility he held from July 2016 to December 2019. He also served as Acting Minister of Education for 6 months in 2017. He has been teaching since 1995 in Tunisian universities, and as a visiting professor in several universities in France, Morocco and Lebanon. Professor Slim Khalbous was Director General - Dean Elect of HEC Tunis - University of Carthage from 2011 to 2016, one of the leading business schools in Africa. He holds a PhD in Management Sciences in 2000, and a Master in Business Management in 1994 from the University of Toulouse (France), and a Master in Political Science in 1996 at the Institute of political studies of Toulouse (France). He has published several articles and research papers in the field of intercultural management, entrepreneurship, and marketing communication. He is an activist in several scientific and civil society associations. He was the founder and editor of the Tunisian marketing review. In addition, Slim Khalbous was an entrepreneur and founder of two companies in the field of strategic development, market research, communication and ICT.