The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced the appointment of Antoine Sallé de Chou as the new head of its operations in Morocco.
“Mr. Sallé de Chou will be based in Casablanca and will take up his post as Director for Morocco on September 1st. He succeeds Marie-Alexandra Veilleux-Laborie,” said the EBRD in a press release.
He will be responsible for the EBRD’s investments and operations in the country and will report to Heike Harmgart, Senior Director responsible for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Basin, the same source adds.
“It is an honor for me to take on these new responsibilities. I am determined to consolidate the successes of the EBRD in Morocco. We will continue to support the country through investment, advice to small businesses and dialogue with the authorities in order to strengthen its economy and promote the private sector”, declared, on this occasion, Mr. Sallé de Chou, quoted by the press release.
A French national, Mr. Sallé de Chou joined the Bank in 2013 as Senior Advisor for Strategy and Policy. In 2017, he was appointed Head of the Tunisia office, where he succeeded in significantly consolidating the Bank’s investments and the implementation of policies with the authorities, notably concerning the Transition to a Green Economy initiative of the EBRD.
Before joining the Bank, Mr. Sallé de Chou, holder of an MBA from INSEAD and a master’s degree from Sciences Po, worked as a management consultant in London. He also worked in Moscow for the French Treasury.
Morocco is a founding member of the EBRD and became a country of operations in 2012. To date, the Bank has invested nearly $ 3 billion in the country, divided into 74 projects.