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Mabrouk is an entrepreneur in the areas of energy and new technologies . He founded and led SME, a company offering logistic solutions to the oil sector in Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya. Fares is also co-founder of the Arab Policy Institute, a "circle of thought and action," which focuses on the development and promotion of political reforms in the Maghreb region. Before joining the private sector, Fares served in the Tunisian administration as a staff attaché in the Ministry of Energy and Industry. His career started in New York in 1996 when he joined Credit Lyonnais Bank as a member of the research team. Fares became Yale World Fellow in 2010. He graduated with a degree in Economics and Statistics from the National School for Statistics and Economic Administration before obtaining a Master's in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. He is currently Country Director and Fund Manager for Yunus Social Business (YSB) in Tunisia, serves as co-founder of and adviser to HuffingtonPost Maghreb, the French language version of the news website the Huffington Post and is also a visiting professor at Sciences-Po in Paris. Updated 14/4/14