Prior to joining the IDB, Mr. Jouini was Managing Director of the consulting firm MNJ Consulting. His experience spans strategy, development, economics, finance and international relations and he has held key positions in the Tunisian government, including as Minister of Planning, Investment and International Cooperation. 

Between 2002 and 2011 Mr. Jouini sat on the Board of Governors of the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the IDB, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa, the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development, and the Arab Investment and Export Credit Guarantee Corporation. 

Mr. Jouini received his PhD in Decision Sciences from the University of Oregon and is a former director of the Sousse (Tunisia) Higher Institute of Management. He has also served on the faculty at the University of Tunis. He is a recipient of the Tunisian National Order of Merit for Education and Sciences.