Abdelaziz Bougja

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Bougja Abdelaziz
Known forPresident of Rugby Africa

Bougja Abdelaziz is the former President of World Rugby' African association, Rugby Africa (2002-2019), the administrative body for rugby union in Africa. He is Vice-president of the French Association of Travel Management (French: Association Française du Travel Management (AFTM)), the first French organization that represents corporate travel managers.[1][2] Bougja is member of the World Rugby Audit & Risk and Regulations committees and the Royal Moroccan Rugby Federation (FRMR).[3] During his career, he was involved with Veolia Environment[4] and Marco Polo. Bougja attended University of Toulouse and University of Paris Dauphine from 1975 to 1982 and received a state diploma in accounting expertise. Bougja has extensively contributed to the development of rugby in Africa.[5][6][7] For example, during Bougja's tenure, the number of countries involved in rugby increased from 6 to 32 including 22 World Rugby associates and 10 from Rugby Africa.


  1. ^ "Entretien à Abdelaziz Bougja, président de Rugby Afrique". Le Matin du Sahara et du Maghreb (in French).
  2. ^ "Edition du 16/11/2017". « Le 64’ » TV5 Monde (in French). 16 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Abdelaziz Bougja : Le Maroc regorge de talents, de potentiels et de moyens pour aller loin. Malheureusement le management est défaillant". Libération (Morocco) (in French). Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Les voyages d'affaires changent d'ère". La Tribune (in French). 17 November 2009.
  5. ^ "3 questions à Abdelaziz Bougja". Jeune Afrique (in French). 1 October 2007.
  6. ^ "Abdelaziz Bougja: «En Afrique, le rugby à 7 va surpasser le rugby à 15»". Radio France International (in French). 24 June 2013.
  7. ^ "L'avenir olympique du rugby à VII et du golf". Le Monde (in French). 24 June 2013.