Dr. Belkacem Abdous is Director of Statistics Directorate at the High Commission for Planning (HCP). After spending over 25 years working as a full professor of statistics/biostatistics at Laval University and the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada, Belkacem joined the HCP in 2015, where he is strongly involved in the production of official statistics in Morocco together with various national and international statistical activities and projects. .
Between 2015 and 2017, as a chair of the Local Program Committee and a member of the Scientific Program Committee, Belkacem oversaw the local organization of the 61st World Statistics Congress, Marrakech, 16-21 July, 2017.
Throughout his career, Belkacem published over 130 scientific papers and has been a researcher at the Montreal Mathematic Research Centre, a member of the Statistical Society of Canada, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) and the International Statistical Institute (ISI).
Belkacem holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from Laval University, Canada and a Doctoral Thesis (Thèse de 3ème cycle) in Applied Mathematics from Lille I University, France.