Aziz Akhenouch in Marrakesh 2011
|Minister of Economy and Finance|
23 August 2013
|Prime Minister||Abdelilah Benkirane|
|Preceded by||Nizar Baraka|
|Minister of Agriculture|
|Prime Minister||Abbas El Fassi|
|Political party||National Rally of Independents (RNI) 2016-|
|Alma mater||Universite de Sherbrooke|
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.
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.
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.