Amine Kabbaj was born in Casablanca, Morocco, and completed his studies in architecture at UP8 in Paris. In 1992, Kabbaj started his own architecture firm together with two partners. In addition to his work as an architect, Kabbaj serves as President Executive of the Marrakech Biennale. He is a contemporary art collector and an avid marathon runner. Kabbaj served as the president of ONG (NGO) Tamesloht, a group that supports economic and social development in a local village, twenty kilometers from Marrakech.