Choiseul Institute Ranks 10 Moroccans in Africa’s 100 ‘Economic Leaders’

Rabat- Choiseul Institute has ranked 10 young Moroccan business leaders among Africa’s top 100 young trend-setters and leaders in the business sector. Monitored and published by the Paris-based Choiseul Institute for International Politics and Geo-Economics, the Choiseul 100 takes into account nominees’ profiles, contribution to country’s socio-economic performance, and impact on their communities.Africa’s growth has increased measurably in recent years and is expected to continue its overall upward trend by over 4 percent in late 2018 and early 2019, Choiseul said in its introductory remarks, citing figures from the African Development Bank. In accordance with Africa’s expected positive movement towards economic development, the institute continued, the ranking particularly focused on young entrepreneurs and community leaders who understand the need for Africa to “face the challenges of its time to ensure the durability of its development and to pursue its rise in power in the global economic landscape.”“The purpose of Choiseul 100 Africa – the Economic Leaders for Tomorrow is to honor those exceptional profiles who contribute to the renewing of the African economic governance.”In addition to being responsible citizens and business leaders familiar with the challenges and prospects of tomorrow’s Africa, the chosen figures have shown signs of their ability of “carrying Africa.”Mostly in their mid-20s to late-30s, the young leaders Choiseul ranked come from across the continent and have already made their names in various sectors in their respective countries, making them “references nationally, regionally or continentally” and are “the reflection and engine of the successful Africa.The 10 Moroccans ranked this year mostly come from the banking and real estate sectors:Idriss Bensmail (8th), deputy manager at BMCI BankBadr Alioua (13th), managing director at Attijariwafa BankSarah Kerroumi (16th), secretary general at Ynna Holding, a real estate companySaad Sefrioui (29th), deputy managing director at Addoha group, a real estate and development companyMarouane Ameziane (33rd), chief of staff at OCP, the global leader in phosphatesOmar Belmamoun (43rd), cofounder and CEO at Platinum Power, a leading continental energy company with projects in Morocco, Cameroon, Congo, and Côte d’IvoireMohamed Ben Ouda (71st), CEO at Palmeraie Development, a Casablanca-based luxury real estate company.Kamil Senhaji (79th), Africa-Middle-East-Asia director at Galileo Global Education, working to diversify and promote access to higher education.Moulay Mhamed Elalamy (86th), former CEO at Saham AssuranceMohamed Alami Berrada (91st), head of employment at the office of the prime minister of Morocco.

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