Ilham LAAZIZ is born in 1963 at Salé, Morocco. She holds a Doctorate of State, in Applied Sciences (1997) of the Mohammadia School of Engineers – University Mohamed V Agdal of Rabat. She holds a PhD in Chemistry of Materials (1990) of the National School of Chemistry of Montpellier – University Montpellier II (France). As well as a D.E.A. National Hydrology in Water Sciences and Development (1987) University of Sciences and Techniques of Languedoc, Montpellier II (France). She was responsible for the collection and processing of information at the National Documentation Center (1993-1999) at the Ministry of Planning. She was also head of the Programming and Research Direction Department at DRSCU at the Ministry of Education, (2000 to 2002) and head of the Technological Development Division (2002-2006). She was responsible for RDTI cooperation with the European Union at the Directorate of Technology at the Ministry of Education (2002-2006), and was the administrative Manager of the RST System Evaluation Project (2003) carried out with the support of the European Union. She took the responsibility of managing the targeted programs to strengthen links between university and businesses (interface structures, RTD, GIR, incubator network) (1999-2006). She was the Acting Director of CNIPE (2006-2007). She is currently the Director of the ICT Generalization Program in Education (since April 2007) « Programme GENIE ».
She is a member of the competence center “Water environment”, a member of the Board of Directors and General Secretary of the Moroccan Association of Support and Assistance for the mentally handicapped (AMSAHM) (1997-2003), the General Secretary of the Association for Human Development (Hassanate) since 2009, a member of the Moroccan Company of Membranes and Desalination (SMMD) and the author of several articles, publications, reports and books.