The competent committee in charge of Morocco’s new development model will work to address ongoing issues of social and economic disparity as well as gaps in the education and health sectors.
Rabat – King Mohammed VI appointed the members of the committee overseeing the kingdom’s new development model on Thursday, December 12. Chakib Benmoussa, Morocco’s former interior minister, is set to head the committee.
The committee includes 35 experts with diverse academic and professional backgrounds. The members possess important knowledge of Moroccan society in addition to political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental expertise.
According to a statement from the royal cabinet, the committee mobilizes Moroccan competences working both in Morocco and abroad, active and engaged in the public, private, and civil society sectors.
The highly competent members are required to produce an initial report that examines Morocco’s current political, social, and economic climate while considering the kingdom’s achievements and reforms, along with citizens’ expectations. The committee must also consider Morocco’s international role as well as the country’s prospective developments.
King Mohammed VI expects the committee to come with suggestions to facilitate reforms in education, health, agriculture, investment, and taxation.
The committee will need to submit their report to King Mohammed VI by next summer.
During the King’s Throne Day speech on July 30, the monarch announced that the committee would be separate from the government.
Throughout its mission, the committee will work within the framework of a participatory and inclusive approach to promote a larger involvement.
The list of the committee members is as follows:
– Adnane Addioui: Co-founder of the “Moroccan Center for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship” and “Wuluj” platform for participation in the financing of creative and innovative projects.
– Rajae Aghzadi: surgical practitioner, president of Moroccan Association “Heart of women.”
– Mohamed Amrani Boukhobza: Dean of the Faculty of Law of Tetouan, Professor of Higher Education at the Faculty of Law of Tangier.
– Farida Benlyazid: Film critic, director, and screenwriter.
– Laila Benali: International expert in energy strategy and sustainability. Chief Economist, Director of Strategy, Economics and Sustainability at APICORP. President of the Arab Energy Club.
– Mohamed Benmoussa: Economist, former administrator of the Deontological Council for Securities, Vice-President of the Damir association.
– Rachid Benzine: professor at the Catholic University of Louvain and at the Faculty of Protestant Theology in Paris.
– Hamid Bouchikhi: Expert in entrepreneurship and managerial innovation. Dean of SolBridge International School of Business based in Daejeon, South Korea. Member of the Moroccan Institute of Strategic Intelligence.
– Ahmed Bounfour: University Professor, holder of the European Chair in Intangible Management at the Université Paris Sud.
– Raja Chafil: Director of the Climate Change Competence Center “4C-Morocco,” in charge of supporting climate policies in Morocco and Africa.
– Réda Chami Ahmed: Former minister. Former Ambassador. President of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council.
– Noureddine El Aoufi: Professor of Economics, Mohammed V University of Rabat. President of the Moroccan Association of Economic Sciences.
– Rita El Kadiri: General Director of the “Zakoura” Foundation for Education, involved in social innovation.
– Khadija EL Kamouny: Engineer, project manager at MASCIR, specializing in green development.
– Mohamed Fikrat: Company director; President of the CGEM Investment and Competitiveness Commission.
– Rachid Guerraoui: Professor and Director of the Algorithmic Laboratory at the Polytechnic School of Lausanne, and the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
– Narjis Hilale: Professor at the “International University Geneva” focusing on issues of artificial intelligence and women’s empowerment.
– Hakima Himmich: Professor of Medicine; association actor in the health sector, member of CESE.
– Larbi Jaidi: Economist and University Professor. Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South.
– Driss Jetto: Former Prime Minister, President of the Court of Audit.
– Ahmed Joumani: Sociologist specializing in Hassani Culture involved in territorial development.
– Driss Ksikes: Writer, playwright, and Director of Economia, research center of HEM.
– Ghita Lahlou El Yacoubi: Director of the Central School of Casablanca. President and Co-founder of the “Les Citoyens” Movement.
– Fouad Laroui: Writer and University Professor at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam.
– Khalid Machchate: Expert in Digital Transformation, Enterprise Innovation Management, Disruptive Technologies, and Smart Cities.
– Abdellatif Miraoui: Former President of the Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakesh, Professor of Universities at the University of Technology of Belfort Montbéliard (UTBM) – France.
– Noureddine Omary: Inspector of Finances. Former President of BCP. Former Secretary-General of the Economy Ministry. Chargé de mission at the Royal Office.
– Ouhajou Lakbir: Teacher-researcher in geography at the University of Agadir. Expert in territorial development and Oases.
– Hassan Rachik: Anthropologist, Sociologist, and Professor at Hassan II University of Casablanca.
– Youssef Saadani: Economist, former executive at Bank Al-Maghrib. Director of Economic Studies at the Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion.
– Saadia Slaoui Bennani: President and CEO of a consulting firm; President of the CGEM Commission “Corporate Citizenship.”
– Karim Tazi: Businessman, association actor and Company administrator.
– Mostafa Terrab: Chairman and CEO of OCP Group.
– Mohamed Tozy: Expert sociologist, University Professor at Sciences Po Aix-en-Provence. President of Association “Targa Aide”.
– Michael Zaoui: London Business Banker and Former Vice-President of Morgan Stanley.