The Middle East’s Power Businesswomen 2021
Rank: #8

Nezha Hayat

Title: Chairperson & CEO
Nationality: Moroccan
Company: Morocco’s Capital Market Authority
Sector: Banking and Financial Services

Hayat has been chairperson and CEO of Morocco’s Capital Market Authority since 2016, which is responsible for the country’s non-banking capital markets such as the stock exchange and brokerage firms. The Casablanca Stock Exchange currently has a market cap of more than $65.35 billion. She is also president of the Africa/Middle East Regional Committee (AMERC) of the International Organization of Securities Commissions until 2022. As an advocate of women’s rights, she is one of the founding members and president of Club des Femmes Administrateurs d‘entreprises in Morocco (CFA Maroc), a non-profit organization that works to promote the participation of women on the boards of directors of public and private companies.