Partners for a New Beginning

PNB-NAPEO Morocco Chapter

Launched in April 2011, the Morocco Local Chapter serves as the local governance structure of PNB-NAPEO initiatives in the country. Its main objective is to identify regional and local economic opportunity priorities and then initiate and sustain efforts to address these priorities, work with other Maghreb Local Advisory Boards to sustain regional priorities and programs, and act as the main partner for the Aspen Institute.

The Morocco Local Advisory Board was the host of the US-Maghreb Entrepreneurship Conference held 17-18 January 2012 in Marrakech, Morocco. More information is available at

For a printable one page summary of the Morocco Local Chapter, please click here.

Honrary President:

  • Mohamed Hourani, CEO, Hightech Payment Systems


  • Omar Chaabi, Executive Vice President, Ynna Holding

Vice Chairs:

  • Nawal Elaidaoui, Director of External Relations, Procter & Gamble Maghreb
  • Wafâa Chafi Fathi, Secretary General, BMCE Bank Foundation


  • M’hammed Abbad Andaloussi, Vice President Director General, Injaz Al-Maghrib
  • Firas Alfanney, General Manager, Levant & North Africa, Intel Corporation
  • Soraya Badraoui, President, Association of Women Chiefs of Enterprise of Morocco (AFEM)
  • Hassan Bahej, CEO, Cisco Morocco
  • Jamal Belahrach, General Manager, Manpower – Maghreb
  • Mohamed Benamour, Founder, Benson Shoes
  • Farid Benchekroun, Founder, Alphenberg Company
  • Amine Berrada, CEO, Chocolaterie Aiguebelle
  • Rabia El Alama, Managing Director, American Chamber of Commerce in Morocco
  • Hakima El Haité, Director General, Eau Globe
  • Moulay Ahmed Essakalli, President, Zid Zid Kids
  • Zakaria Fahim, Managing Partner, BDO
  • Mohamed Khalil, CEO, Couscous Dari
  • Mehdi Laraki, President, Gelacom Groupe
  • Wafa Zerrouki, President/Founder, Association for Women’s Traditional Handicraft
  • Ilham Zhiri, Vice President, Association of Women Chiefs of Enterprise of Morocco (AFEM)
  • Leyth Zniber, CEO, Groupe Zniber – Diana Holding