Hamza Fassi-Fihri is a Belgian-Moroccan citizen, former MP and politician in Belgium, with twenty years’ experience in democracy and governance. After a first career as a journalist, Hamza engaged in active politics, in which he got involved for fifteen years, holding several leadership positions within his party, including the national vice-presidency.

As an MP, Hamza specialized in economic affairs, labor and cultural policies, as well as in democracy, governance and electoral issues, working on electoral reforms and holding responsibilities on various aspects of the electoral process. As the chair of the Belgian delegation to the Francohonie Parliamentary Assembly for five years, Hamza also took part to election preparation debates with EMBs, mainly from African countries. He also took part to election observation missions (Togo, Madagascar, Tunisia).

Alongside his parliamentary career, Hamza was involved at the local level, serving twelve years at the municipal council of the city of Brussels, six of which as deputy Mayor. A position in which he oversaw the organization of two electoral cycles, supervising the electoral operations at the local level.

Since 2019, and after fifteen years in active politics, Hamza is dedicating his professional life to democracy and governance development. After a first experience in Tunisia with NDI, supporting political parties and Tunisian parliament as a program director, he is now the project coordinator for ECES on the EUSDGN project in Nigeria.

Hamza is 44, married and father of two. He holds an executive master in public administration from the LSE (UK) and masters in international relations (ULB, Belgium), journalism and economy (UCL, Belgium).