André Azoulay currently presides over the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures, based in Alexandria, Egypt. He is also President of the Executive Committee of the Foundation for the Three Cultures and the Three Religions, based in Seville, Spain, and a founding member of the C-100 Davos Forum for the Dialogue of Civilisations and Religions. Born in Essaouira, in 1941 to a Moroccan Berber Jewish family, André Azoulay was educated in Paris where he studied economics, journalism and international relations. Azoulay has largely contributed to promote Morocco throughout the world. Azoulay is also known for his historical input in the follow-up of the peace process in the Middle East and the many initiatives he has been involved in the perspective of deepening the logic of reconciliation between Jews and Muslims. In addition to his professional responsibilities André Azoulay has always fought for peace and dialogue between the Arab Muslim World and that of the Jewish communities in Europe, the United States, Morocco as well as the Arab, Berber and Jewish diasporas worldwide.
For over 40 years, Azoulay has taken an active part in supporting the activities of different movements and associations whose vocation is the two-state solution (Palestine and Israel) and to help the process of better understanding and mutual respect between Is- lam and the Western World. President of the Executive Committee of the Foundation of the Three Cultures and the Three Religions based in Seville (Spain) he is one of the founders of the Aladin Group (Paris) created to pro- mote mutual knowledge and intercultural relations among Muslims and Jews. In August 2005, Azoulay was also nominated member of the “High Level Group” for the “Alliance of Civilizations, set up by the United Nations. Instiga- ted by Spain and co-sponsored by Turkey, this initiative is addressing the is- sue of the relations between Islam and the Western world. In this context, he was elected the 5th of March 2008 and re-elected the 9th of September 2011 as President of the Euro-Mediterranean Anna Lindh Foundation, and member of the Executive Committee of the Mediterranean Council for Culture (Paris) as well as Board member of the Mediterranean Study and Research Center (Marseille) the Yala on-line leadership Academy and the Institut de Prospective et d’Etudes pour le Monde Méditerranéen (Paris).