The Top 100 Most Powerful Arab Businesswomen 2017

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TITLE

Chair

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Moroccan Capital Market Authority

SECTOR

Government

COUNTRY

Morocco

King Mohamed VI appointed Nezha Hayat as the Chairperson and CEO of Morocco's Capital Market Authority in 2016. Hayat became the first woman ever on a management board of a bank in Morocco when she worked at Societe Generale in Casablanca. After Graduating from ESSEC in 1984 Hayat started her career in Spain where she worked in various management positions before moving back to her home country, Morocco, in 1993. In May this year the Moroccan Capital Market Authority, headed by Hayat, launched guidelines on corporate social responsibility and Environmental, Social and Governance, aimed at helping and encouraging companies to pursue sustainable development.

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