Regions20 Women's Tribune

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Sabah Chraibi



Ph.D. in Public Law and Political Science ; Professor of higher education; Arbitre- mediator
National President of ESPOD, the Moroccan Association for the promotion of women’s enterprise ; Author of the book “Women, power and society : challenges to democracy” and of the GEDES project – Gender and Economic and Social Rights.
Member of the Group of Research and Studies on the Territory and of the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights (Rabat).

Amina Benkhadra

Executive Director

National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mining

Amina Benkhadra is a Moroccan engineer and politician. She was Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of Morocco in the El Fassi government between 2007 and 2012. She is executive director of the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mining (ONHYM).
Amina Benkhadra was born November 28, 1954 in Sale. In particular, it gets a degree in Civil Engineering – specialty: mining – of the National School of Mines of Nancy in 1978, a doctorate in mining engineering science and technology at Mines ParisTech in 1981 and a certificate in management training at Columbia University in 19901.
His career began in 1982 at the Office of Research and Mining Participation (BRPM). It first began as a department head of mining studies at the Studies and Valuation Division BRPM. She became head of the department of mining Studies and Head of the Investments Division. In 1994, she is Director of Mines in the Ministry of Energy and Mines. Meanwhile, she is a director in the boards of several mining companies, subsidiaries or partners ONHYM.
She became director of BRPM in 1998 after putting up a new strategy for development of the mining sector, while she held the office of Secretary of State for Development of the mining sector.
She is executive director of the National Research Agency and oil operations (ONAREP) since 20 August 2000. She is also the president of the Federation of the mineral industry (FDIM).
In 2013, it is one of “25 Most Powerful Women in Business in Africa” ​​the newspaper Jeune Afrique.

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