Hicham comes from Morocco, where he received his degree in economics at the University Cadi Ayyad of Marrakech. Then he continued his studies in France where he earned his Ph.D. in economics in 2008 at the University Paul Cézanne (Aix-Marseille III). He discovered liberal ideas while preparing for his Master thesis at the Center for Economic Analysis in Aix-en-Provence, a bastion of Austrian thought in France. Hicham joined Atlas in 2008 where in addition to being an analyst, he is the public relations manager of LibreAfrique.org.