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Nezha Hayat

Chairperson and CEO, Moroccan Capital Market Authority

Origin: Morocco

Residence: Morocco

Sector: Finance

Nezha Hayat has been a trailblazer throughout her career, which began in Spain. From 1985 to 1988, she worked in the international division of Banco Atlantico, responsible for global risks and restructured debt. In 1999, she was elected president of the Association of Stockbrokers in Morocco, serving two terms. She also worked at Société Générale Morocco group where she became the first woman to join the management board of a bank in the country in 2007. In 2016, she became the chair and CEO of the Moroccan Capital Market Authority, which is responsible for the country’s non-banking capital markets, including the stock exchange and brokerage firms. In 2020, she was elected as the president of the Africa/Middle East Regional Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions for a two-year term. She is a founding member and president of Club des Femmes Administrateurs d’Entreprises, a non-profit that promotes good governance and gender diversity on the boards of companies.


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