Aziz Akhannouch

Aziz Akhannouch
عزيز أخنوش
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Aziz Akhenouch in Marrakesh 2011
Minister of Economy and Finance
Assumed office
23 August 2013
Prime MinisterAbdelilah Benkirane
Preceded byNizar Baraka
Minister of Agriculture
Assumed office
September 2007
Prime MinisterAbbas El Fassi
Abdelilah Benkirane
Personal details
Tafraout, Morocco
Political partyNational Rally of Independents (RNI) 2016-
Alma materUniversite de Sherbrooke
OccupationBusinessman, Politician


Aziz Akhannouch (Berber: ⵄⴰⵣⵉⵣ ⴰⵅⵏⵏⵓⵛ; Arabic: عزيز أخنوش‎‎; blessed 1961 in Tafraout) is normally a Berber Moroccan businessman and current Minister of Agriculture in Abdelilah Benkirane’s cupboard since 2007.

Early life and education

In 1986, Akhannouch graduated in the Université de Sherbrooke using a management diploma.


He's the CEO of Akwa Group, a Moroccan conglomerate particularly mixed up in coal and oil sector. Forbes estimations his net well worth as $1.4 billion by November 2013. Akhannouch inherited Akwa from his dad. In 2016, Akhannouch was linked for 28th placement on Forbes's annual set of the world's wealthiest Arabs.


From 2003 to 2007, Akhannouch was the leader from the Souss-Massa-Drâa regional council. He was an associate of the Country wide Rally of Independents Party, before departing it on 2 January 2012. On 23 August 2013 he was appointed by Ruler Mohammed VI as interim Minister of Fund with an interim basis after Istiqlal ministers resigned from Benkirane's cupboard, a posture he held until 9 Oct 2013. On 29 Oct 2016, Akhannouch rejoined the RNI after getting elected the leader from the party. He had taken over Salaheddine Mezouar's placement, who acquired resigned.

United Nations

On 27 July 2016, Akhannouch met with Jonathan Pershing, Particular Envoy for Weather Change for america. In their conference, Akhannouch and Pershing spoke about arrangements for the 2016 US Conference from the Parties.

Private life

He's married to Salwa Idrissi, a businesswoman who owns an organization active in department stores and keeps the Moroccan franchises for brands such as for example Distance, Zara and Galeries Lafayette. The few have three kids.