Seven Moroccan women stood out in the latest ranking in the American magazine Forbes, dedicated to businesswomen from the Middle East. This edition targeted women from state-owned companies, private companies, self-made women, heiresses, etc.
In its latest edition, the magazine presents a list of seven of the most influential women in the business world in Morocco.
Nezha Hayat (7 in the ranking), 57, head of the Moroccan Capital Market Authority (AMMC) since 2016. President of the Club of Women Business Administrators in Morocco.
Laila Mamou (20), Subsidiary and Investments Director of Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance and Chairman of the Wafasalaf Management Board CEO of Injaz Al-Maghrib, a Moroccan NGO recognized as a public utility that works to educate young people about entrepreneurship.
Salwa Idrissi Akhannouch (22), Patron of the Aksal group, behind the country’s largest shopping center “Morocco Mall”. His group is the leading distributor of high-end products in the Kingdom (Fendi, Ralph Lauren, La Martina, Zara, …). At the end of 2017, it also launched its own cosmetic brand, Yan & One.
Rita Maria Zniber (32), CEO of the Diana Holding group ($ 370 million in annual revenue in 2018). Diana Holding notably owns 11% of the French group Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits.
Nadia Fassi Fehri (36), CEO of the Inwi telecommunications group since 2015.
Lamia Tazi (57), Managing Director of the pharmaceutical group, Sothema, since 2000. She has also just been appointed to the head of its board of directors, after the resignation of her father in mid-January.
Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun (58), CEO of Oulmès Mineral Waters, flagship of the family group Holmarcom.