Reset Global People recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of Women CEOs who support Sustainable Development Goals in Africa, while celebrating their innovative motives and lead for change.
Rabat – Reset Global People has released their annual list of the Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa. This list nominated three notable Moroccan leaders including Princess Lalla Hasna, sister to King Mohammed VI, Karima Rhanem, and Salwa Idrissi Akhannouch.
Princess Lalla Hasna’s CEO achievements in 2019 are extensive. Not only is she the president of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, but she also launched the African Youth Climate Hub.
In June 2019, Princess Hasna inaugurated the Hassan II International Environmental Training Center in Bouknadel, north of Rabat, dedicated to environmental awareness and education.
The African Youth Climate Hub is “a major initiative to mobilize the voices of the youth of southern countries in the fight against climate change,” according to the state-owned news outlet, Maghreb Arab Press.
Karima Rhanem placed 56th in the prestigious list for her work with youth and civil society policies. Rhanem is the founder of Africa my Home, an association aiming to empower African youth and women leaders in tackling developmental problems through innovation and technology.
Rhanem is also the president of the International Center for Diplomacy in Morocco, the director of the Network of African Youth Organizations, and director for the Peaceful Mind Foundation and Women of North Africa.
She told Morocco World News: “I am truly humbled to be selected among influential and powerful women leaders in businesses and organizations. It was a surprise for me to be selected in this ranking and is a recognition of the efforts I am deploying in the continent to lead change by empowering youth and women. This can only be a push to work hard for the development of our African continent.”
Salwa Idrissi Akhannouch, 87th on the list, is the founder and CEO of Aksal Group. The Aksal Group is a Moroccan company that specializes in luxury goods, department stores, and shopping centers. Located in Casablanca, Aksal has a 50% stake in the Morocco Mall, the second-largest shopping center in Africa.
With the Moroccan Mall, Aksal aims to democratize consumer experiences while supporting economic and social progress in Morocco.
The Aksal Group is a Moroccan Group that is “deeply attached to its traditions” while also focusing on modernity. The group hones in on the creative and entrepreneurial talents of Moroccan youth, contributing to the national economic development and social environment.