Mr. Hamadi Jebali, head of the government was born on October 13, 1949 in Sousse.
After having obtained his Baccalaureate in the technical high school of Sousse (1969), he continues his higher studies in France.
He obtained a master’s degree from the Faculty Sciences and Techniques of Rheims before carrying out studies of engineers in the Arts and Métiers in Paris ended by a diploma in thermodynamics and renewable energies.
He occupied during four years (1978-1981) the post of head of department of energy in an engineering and design department in Tunis.
Between 1981 and 1984, Mr. Jebali is elected president of the Movement of the Islamic Tendency (MIT) following the arrest of Mr. Rached Ghannouchi. In 1984, he is member of the executive committee of the MIT after the release of Mr. Ghannouchi who takes again the direction of the party.
Sentenced to death in 1987 at the end of the lawsuit of the members of the MIT, Mr. Jebali takes refuge in Spain.
In 1989, he profits from a general amnesty after the destitution of Bourguiba by Ben Ali. The same year, he regains Tunis and found the newspaper " El Fajr " (the dawn) of the Ennahdha party, but he is placed under continuous surveillance.
In December 1989, M.Jebali was arrested and sentenced to a prison term of 1 year following an article published in this newspaper criticizing the military tribunal.
In 1991, when anti-Islamic repression was at its height under the regime of Ben Ali, Mr. Jebali is sentenced to a prison term of 17 year, 10 of them in an isolated cell, and this within the framework of a wave of arrests which concerned 30 thousand Islamic militants.
In 2006, he is pardoned but put under house arrest in Sousse.
Shortly after the revolution and the fall of the regime of Ben Ali, he is elected, in March 2011, secretary-general of the movement " Ennahdha ", under the chairmanship of Mr. Ghannouchi. He was charged by the President of the Republic Moncef Marzouki, on December 13, 2011, to form the new government.
Mr. Hamadi Jebali is married and father of three girls.