|Minister of Industry, Trade & New Technologies|
Assumed office |
3 January 2012
|Prime Minister||Abdelilah Benkirane|
|Preceded by||Ahmed Chami|
|MP for Salé|
Assumed office |
January 28, 1962|
|Political party||Justice and Development Party|
Abdelkader Aamara (Arabic: عبد القادر ٱعمارة - born 28 January 1962, in Bouarfa) is a Moroccan politician of the Justice and Development Party and is its Chief Treasurer. On 3 January 2012 he was nominated as the Minister for Industry, Trade and New Technologies in the cabinet of Abdelilah Benkirane. Between 2013 and 2016 he was the Minister for Energy, Mines, Water and Environment and since 5 April 2017 he has been the minister for Equipment, Transport and Water Logistics in the cabinet of El Othmani. From 2 - 20 August 2018 he also took an interim position as the Minister for Economy and Finance following the firing of Mohamed Boussaid.  Since 2002 he has served as MP for Salé (re-elected in 2007, 2011) and is a professor at the Hassan II Institute of Agronomy in Rabat, from which he graduated in 1986.
A laureate and then, since 1986, professor at the Rabat Hassan II Veterinary and Agronomical Institute, Abdelkader Amara obtained his doctorate in the same year before leaving for France in 1989.
Amara has been a member of the General Secretariat, Treasurer and Former President of the Central Framework Committee of the Justice and Development Party since 1997. He has also been an expert at the World Science Organisation, based in Sweden, for the last ten years.
As a Councillor in the town of Salé since 2002, Amara is also a former President of the Productive Sectors Commission in the Chamber of Representatives and is an ex-member of the chamber's bureau.
As Vice-President of the Justice and Development Party group in the chamber in charge of communications, Amara is also a founding member of the Association of Moroccan Parliamentarians Against Corruption and a former member of the Administrative Commission of the National Higher Education Trade Union.
Amara is also the Vice-President of the World Forum of Islamic Parliamentarians, of which he is a founding member, and founding member of the International Alliance for the Support of Al-Qods and Palestine (Istanbul).
Abdelkader Amara is married and a father of three children.
- "Official bio" (PDF).[permanent dead link]
- "De Bonnes Sources ministre l'Industrie Abdelkader Amara conduira un Conseil du gouvernement ce jeudi". L'Economiste. 2012-04-18. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- Soumaya Bencherki (2012-01-25). "La feuille de route de Abdelkader Amara". Le Matin. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- Mouad Rhandi (2006-12-04). "Abdelkader Amara : "Le code électoral est discriminatoire"". La Gazette du Maroc. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- Amine Harmach (2012-01-30). "Abdelkader Aamara, de l'Institut d'agronomie au ministère de l'industrie". Aujourd'hui le Maroc. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
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