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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.

Hélène Conway-Mouret

Senator for french abroad

Professor, Hélène Conway-Mouret led the Language Department of the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).
She was also project director at the Institute of European Affairs in Dublin, visiting professor at the IREST (University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) and member of the Unesco Chair “Culture, Tourism and Development” of the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
She holds a degree in Modern Literature (Université Lumière Lyon II), a Higher Diploma in Education (Trinity College Dublin), a Master of Philosophy (Trinity College), and a diploma Management Practice (University of Ulster in Belfast, United Kingdom).
She founded the world-French ADFE (Democratic Association of French Abroad) in Ireland (1997-2011), where she was also a board member of the French Alliance in Dublin and consultant on foreign trade. She is a member of the Socialist Party (since 1997) and the European Socialist Party (PES), a former auditor of the Institute for Higher National Defence Studies and member of the citizen reserve the ADER network (since 2011).
She was appointed Minister responsible for the French overseas in the government of Jean-Marc Ayrault in June 2012.
Previously, she was Senator representing French citizens outside France (Socialist and Allies Group), Secretary of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Armed Forces, and Chairman of the interparliamentary group of friendship France – Canada. From 1997 to 2011 she was an advisor to the Assembly of French Citizens Abroad (AFE) and has returned Senator May 3, 2014.
She wanted to continue to invest in the Foreign Affairs Committee, Defence and Armed Forces that had joined since her election in September 2011. She was appointed Secretary of the Committee and rapporteur on Official development assistance programs of the bill in 2015 finances.
She also found the delegation for women’s rights and equal opportunities between men and women of the Senate which she was elected vice president. It intends to continue and efforts for women at the Ministry initiated with the establishment of a control device against forced marriages.

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