Mohamed N’tilitt is a state engineer in computer science with more than 25 years’ experience in public service in Mauritania. He is currently Director General of the General Directorate of Information and Communication Systems in the Ministry of Interior and Decentralization. Prior to this, he served as Director General of the Electoral Process Support Services Directorate and Director of Informatics and Electoral Record at the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) for over 6 years. At CENI he was responsible for organizing the Biometric Electoral Census, establishing the voters’ list and cards, and processing electoral data. Prior to this, Mohamed was Director of Informatics and Statistical Studies at the Ministry of the Interior, responsible for organizing elections for 10 years before this mission was entrusted to the CENI. Previously, he was appointed Director of IT and Vital Statistics at the Secretariat of State for Civil Status. As Director, he played an essential role in the establishment of a National Identification Number for each citizen and the implementation of the National Biometric Identity Card project in the year 2000. This resulted in the establishment of a national center with the Automated System for the Identification of Digital Fingerprints (AFIS) and the production of over 2 million biometric National Identity Cards.