President - Morocco’s Capital Market Authority


Nezha Hayat is the President of AMMC – Morocco’s Capital Market Authority, following her appointment in February 2016 by His Majesty the King, Mohammed VI.

An ESSEC Business School Paris graduate, she until her nomination worked at Société Générale Morocco group where she became in 2007, the first woman on a management board of a bank in the country,

She started her career in Spain at the international division of Banco Atlantico as responsible for international risks and restructured debt portfolio (1985-1988). From 1988 to 1990, she was in charge of the department of corporate finance in two brokerage houses in Madrid (Inverfinanzas and then Bravo y Garayalde). In 1990, she moved to the private banking activities, first as branch manager of Banco Inversion in Marbella and in 1993 as deputy director of Banque Nationale de Paris offshore unit in Tangier.

She then joined Société Générale Marocaine de Banques on October 1995, and launched their activities of brokerage and asset management, following the Reform of the capital markets in Morocco and the privatization of the Casablanca Stock Exchange.

In 1999, she was elected President of the Association of stockbrokers in Morocco during two mandates. She was nominated global leader for tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2001.

She also co-founded AFEM, the association of women business leaders in Morocco, in 2000.

She created le “club des femmes administrateurs au Maroc” in 2012, to promote women in corporate boards.

Nezha received an award for her “outstanding contribution to financial and professional services”, by the G8 in June 2013 in London.

She was decorated by His Majesty King Mohammed VI , Officer of Wissam Al Arch (Order of the Throne)

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