André Azoulay

Andre Azoulay
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Senior adviser to King Mohammed VI
Personal details
Born(1941-04-17) 17 April 1941 (age 76)
Essaouira, Morocco


André Azoulay (given birth to 17 Apr 1941) is a older adviser to ruler Mohammed VI of Morocco. He previously recommended Mohammed’s dad, king Hassan II. He presently presides on the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Basis for the Dialogue Between Ethnicities, located in Alexandria, Egypt. He’s also President from the Professional Committee of the building blocks for the Three Ethnicities as well as the Three Religions, located in Seville, Spain, a founding person in the C-100 Davos Discussion board for the Dialogue of Civilisations and religions, and was previously Professional Vice-President from the BNP Paribas, Paris.

Early life

Blessed in Essaouira, in 1941 to a Moroccan berber Jewish family members, André Azoulay was informed in Paris where he studied economics, journalism and international relations. Previously to his current placement as Counsellor towards the Ruler of Morocco, Azoulay, acquired a long profession inside the Paribas Loan provider in Paris (1968 to 1990) where, as Professional Vice-President, he protected the center East and North Africa Locations aswell as proceeding the loan provider’s Community Affairs department.As Counsellor from the past due Ruler Hassan II from (1991 to 1999), and since that time of ruler Mohammed VI, André Azoulay has largely contributed towards the implementation of financial reforms, which were applied through the entire kingdom since their inception in the first 1990s. He also performed a significant function in the privatisation and deregulation applications which started in 1993. He emphasized the necessity for sustaining the function of the personal sector and stimulating the international expenditure to sustain financial development in Morocco. Azoulay in addition has largely contributed to market Morocco across the world.

Peace builder

Azoulay can be known for his historical insight in the follow-up from the peacefulness process in the centre East and the countless initiatives he continues to be mixed up in perspective of deepening the reasoning of reconciliation between Jews and Muslims. Furthermore to his professional obligations André Azoulay offers constantly fought for peacefulness and dialogue between your Arab Muslim Globe and that from the Jewish areas in Europe, america, Morocco aswell as the Arab, Berber and Jewish diasporas world-wide.For over 40 years, Azoulay has taken a dynamic part in helping the actions of different actions and organizations whose vocation may be the two-state alternative (Palestine and Israel) also to help the procedure of better understanding and shared respect between Islam as well as the Western World.President from the Professional Committee of the building blocks of the 3 Cultures as well as the 3 Religions located in Seville (Spain) he's among the founders from the Aladin Group (Paris) intended to promote mutual understanding and intercultural relationships among Muslims and Jews.In August 2005, Azoulay was also nominated person in the "ADVANCED Group" for the "Alliance of Civilizations, create by the US. Instigated by Spain and co-sponsored by Turkey, this effort is addressing the problem of the relationships between Islam as well as the Western world.Within this context, he was elected 5 March 2008 and reelected 9 September 2011 as President from the Euro-Mediterranean Anna Lindh Foundation, and person in the Professional Committee from the Mediterranean Council for Culture (Paris) aswell as Board person in the Mediterranean Research and Study Center (Marseille) the Yala online leadership Academy as well as the Institut de Prospective et d’Etudes put le Monde Méditerranéen (Paris).Person in the Plank of Al Akhawayne School (Ifrane), the Mediterranean School (Fès) as well as the Great Council from the Alliance Israelite Universelle, Azoulay is one of the Scientific Committee of "Medinas" a think-tank created with the Globe Bank as well as the Euro Investment Bank to safeguard, restore and promote the "Medinas" in the Arab Globe. He's also person in the boards from the Institute Pierre Mendès-France (Paris) and YALA (Youthful Araba Market leaders for Tranquility).Owned by the Plank of many economic and finance institutions, André Azoulay can be a member from the Royal Academy of Morocco and of the Royal Academy of Spain for Economic and Financial Sciences. He continues to be honoured using the game titles of "Commandeur dans l’Ordre du Trône" (Morocco) and he provides received many honours and game titles of honour across the world (France, Spain, Italy, Germany, U.K., Portugal, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina). André Azoulay received the Life time Achievement Award, through the American Sephardi Federation in NY, where Enrico Macias and David Serero performed through the wedding ceremony in his honor.


Along with his wife Katia, also blessed in Essaouira, who published 2 books "Essaouira-Mogador : Parfums d’Enfance" and "Essaouira-Mogador : Interest partagée", he's the architect from the renaissance of the town they both keep very dear with their hearts. André Azoulay is normally fervent in the advertising and revival of his city that includes a specific put in place the historical, ethnic and spiritual traditions of Morocco. He's the founder Leader from the Association Essaouira-Mogador which includes set up since 1992 a genuine method of the durable advancement predicated on its cultural variety and religious legacy.Essaouira is justly proud to web host seven music celebrations a year, which range from classical to lyrical. They are the renowned Gnawa and Globe Music Festival, the Chamber Music with "le Printemps Musical des Alizés" as well as the wealthy Judeo-Muslim repertoire of Andalusian-Atlantic Festival, a distinctive event in the globe inviting on a single stage, each year, poets, music artists and performers, Muslims and Jews, to maintain alive also to perform their common traditions and legacy.

See also

International relations of Morocco

Further reading

Stern, Yoav (29 Oct 2008). "Morocco king's Jewish aide urges Israel to look at Saudi peace strategy". Haaretz.