In 1996, Hichem Ben Ahmed obtained the diploma of specialized graduate studies (postgraduate) at the IHEC of Carthage in management (tourism option) and a master's degree in high commercial studies in June 1992.
Hichem Ben Ahmed is Tunisia's Chief negotiator for the European Union Free Trade Agreement (ALECA),
In 2016, he was nominated Secretary of State for transport and then appointed in 2017 Secretary of State for foreign trade before his appointment as Minister of transport since November 2018.
He also served as Governor of Mahdia, the General Manager of Tunisair handling, the Secretary General of the governorate of Ben Arous and the advisor to Minister of Trade.
Hichem Ben Ahmed taught at the High school of commerce (ESC)
He was a member of several boards of Directors of the Tunisian Agency of electronic certification, Mauritanian Airways, Commissariat General for regional development, Etc.