H.E. Mr. Rachad Bouhlal was born in Rabat on August 26, 1951.
In 1970, he earned his baccalaureate in Mathematics and then pursued a MBA in Rouen, France. In 1976, he joined the Foreign Trade Department. In 1978, he became head of European Union section in Ministry of Trade and Industry.
In 1979, he became deputy director and head of the Commercial Division at the Foreign Exchange Office at the Ministry of Finance. In 1988, he became director of the Fishery Industries Department at the Ministry of Fisheries and Merchant Marine. In 1991, Mr. Bouhlal became Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Trade. In 1994, he became Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister.
In 1996, he was appointed asRepresentative of Morocco to the European Communities and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of His Majesty the King to Belgium and Luxembourg. In 1999, he became Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
In 2004, H.E.Mr. Bouhlal was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of His Majesty the King to the Federal Republic of Germany, where he served until 2011. He was then appointed Ambassador to United States of America until 2016. Since October 2016, he is serving as Ambassador of Morocco to Japan.
H.E.Mr. Rachad Bouhlal was awarded the Order of the Throne of the Kingdom of Morocco, the Order of Leopold of the Kingdom of Belgium as well as Officer of the Legion of Honor (France). He is a founding Member of Ribat El Fath Association which is a non-governmental organization active in the cultural, social, economic and environmental development in the Rabat region. He is a pilot and the President of the Rabat Royal Air Club. He is also the President and founder of the Wildlife Film Festival of Rabat.
H.E.Mr. Bouhlal is married and father of two children.