Since his appointment in 2007 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Attijariwafa bank, Mohamed EL KETTANI has overseen the development of the banking and financial services group, both at domestic and regional levels, to its current status as North Africa’s leading bank and the seventh largest in Africa.

An engineering graduate of ENSTA Paris, Mohamed EL KETTANI began his banking career in 1984 when he joined Banque Commerciale du Maroc (BCM).

He has held a number of positions in the bank’s various banking and finance divisions. In 2004, he oversaw the merger between BCM and Wafabank which resulted in the establishment of Attijariwafa bank, culminating in his appointment as the bank’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Under his chairmanship, Attijariwafa bank successfully implemented several strategic plans which has seen the Group consolidate its position as the market leader in the Moroccan market and become a leading bank on the African continent.

The Group currently has operations in 26 countries, including 15 countries in Africa. It has the largest branch network in Africa with 5,835 branches and 20,590 employees.

Mohamed EL KETTANI is also Vice-Chairman of the Moroccan Bankers Association and director of several companies.

Mohamed EL KETTANI received the Officier de l’Ordre du Trône decoration from His Majesty King Mohammed VI as well as Senegal’s Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Mérite, Ivory Coast’s Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Mérite and Officer of the French Legion of Honour. He is married and father to three children.