INDiplomacy is an editorial project that narrates the stories of the women and men who contribute every day in shaping the institutional, economic and cultural relations between Italy and the rest of the world, giving them a voice.
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Born in Casablanca, Khalid Chaouki grew up in Italy, where he arrived at the age of 9. His career developed following different paths: journalism, social activities, political and institutional engagement. These variety of experiences allowed him to build many professional and personal relationships, especially in Africa, the Gulf and the Mediterranean region.
In 2004, he worked as a journalist for AnsaMed, the Mediterranean branch of Ansa, the main Italian press agency. He also collaborated with many Italian and international media.
Having already been an Advisor to the Ministry of Interior for issues relating to Islam in Italy and policies aimed at integrating and including ethnic and religious minorities, in 2017 he was elected President of the Great Mosque of Rome. The Great Mosque is the only Muslim entity recognized by the Italian state and has on its Administrative Board the Ambassadors of the main Muslim countries, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE and Morocco.
In 2013 became member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, the first second-generation Italian, son of immigrants, to be elected to the office. He was appointed to the Foreign Affairs Committee. During his five years as an Italian MP, Mr. Chaouki was appointed as representative of the Italian Parliament at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean, where he chaired the Culture Committee. He was also member of the Italian delegation to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
In 2018 he founded KC Consulting srl, an international strategic consultancy that supports Italian firms and public institutions in the MENA region. He worked with Italian firms in different countries, including the UAE, Lybia, Marocco, Turkey.
He speaks fluently Italian, Arabic, English and French. Married with Khalida, they have three children: Adam, Ilyas and Amira.