Farouk Kamoun received an Engineering Degree from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité, Paris, France in 1970 and the Ph.D. degree in computer science, in 1976, from UCLA, where he participated in the ARPA Network Project and did his research on design considerations for large computer communication networks.  He is currently president of SESAME University and Professor Emeritus at ENSI, Tunisia. His research and interest areas deal with e-Governance, Internet of Things and Smart Cities.

He previously served as Dean of ENSI as well as chairman and CEO of the Centre National de l’Informatique, CNI, Tunisia a Government Agency in charge of IT policies, regulation and government software development
He is an international expert in education, e-governance, and digital innovation. He is a member of several associations and in particular the iMFV Group working on developing the Future Vision of Intelligent Mobility. He co-founded and served as chairman of the first Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group, MAG, of the Tunisian Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and is co-founder and president of the African e-Governance for Inclusive Development Foundation, AeGID-F, created in August 2015.