Aziz Akhannouch

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Aziz Akhannouch

عزيز أخنوش

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Aziz Akhenouch in Marrakesh 2011
Minister of Economy and Finance
Assumed office
23 August 2013
Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane
Preceded by Nizar Baraka
Minister of Agriculture
Assumed office
September 2007
Prime Minister Abbas El Fassi
Abdelilah Benkirane
Personal details
Born 1961
Tafraout, Morocco
Political party National Rally of Independents (RNI) 2007-2012

Independent since 2 January 2012[1]

Alma mater Université de Sherbrooke
Occupation Businessman, Politician
Religion Islam

Aziz Akhannouch (Arabic: عزيز أخنوش‎; born 1961 in Tafraout)[2] is a Moroccan businessman and current Minister of Agriculture in Abdelilah Benkirane's cabinet.


He is the CEO of Akwa Group, a Moroccan conglomerate particularly active in the oil and gas sector.[2] Forbes estimates his net worth as $1.4 billion as of November 2013.[3] Akhannouch inherited Akwa from his father.[3]


He was a member of the National Rally of Independents Party, before leaving it on 2 January 2012[1][4][5] On 23 August 2013 he was appointed by King Mohammed VI as interim Minister of Finance on an interim basis after Istiqlal ministers resigned from Benkirane's cabinet, a position he kept until 9 October 2013.

Private life[edit]

He is married to Salwa Idrissi, a businesswoman who owns a company active in malls and holds the Moroccan franchises for brands such as Gap, Zara and Galeries Lafayette.[3] The couple has three children.[3]

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