Sofiane participated in the foundation of the MENAPAR network, a regional group affiliated with the UNDP and the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS). Sofiane is Vice-President for the MENA region and sits on the Board of Management of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) as well as co-chair of its working group on “Public Policy and Decision-Making.” He was designated as General Rapporteur of the 2013 Congress of IIAS/IASIA and the 2017 IASIA/MENAPAR conference; one of the largest conferences in Public Administration in the World and is regularly invited as a keynote speaker in local, regional, and international events. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh (Katz Graduate School of Business), a MSc. from the University of Oxford (College of St Anne’s), and a BSc from the University of Carthage (Tunisia). His research is primarily on governance and organizational design including in higher education. He has published a book and more than 40 research articles in leading academic journals and conference proceedings and speaks regularly at international professional gatherings.