H.E. Aziz Akhannouch became the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries for the Kingdom of Morocco on October 15, 2007. H.E. Minister Akhannouch is also the Chairman and CEO of AKWA Group, which is the largest energy company in Morocco with approximately 50 subsidiaries. From 2003 to 2009, he was the President of the Regional Council of the Souss-Massa-Draâ, the second largest region in Morocco.
H.E. Minister Akhannouch was nominated by Moroccan Law, “Dahir,” as a member of the Privatization Evaluation Group, part of a think tank under His Majesty the King Hassan II, and held the position until 1999. He is also a member and administrator of the Mohamed VI Foundation for environmental preservation, the Mohamed VI Foundation for social reinsertion of prisoners, the General Confederation of Morocco’s Enterprises (CGEM) foundation, and the administrator of the ACADEMIA foundation. H.E. Minister Akhannouch is the President of the Association for the Concert of Tolerance. He also held the position of President of the Oil Industry Group of Morocco, and is the former administrator of the Bank Al Maghrib (Morocco’s Central Bank) and BMCE Bank (Moroccan external trade bank).
H.E. Minister Akhannouch holds a degree in Management from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada.