Nezha Hayat is the President of AMMC – Morocco’s Capital Market Authority, following her appointment in February 2016 by His Majesty the King, Mohammed VI. An ESSEC Business School Paris graduate, she until her nomination worked at Société Générale Morocco group where she became in 2007, the first woman on a management board of a bank in the country. She started her career in Spain in 1985 in the banking sector (risks, debt portfolio management) and in 1990, she moved to the private banking activities. In 1995, she joined Société Générale Marocaine de Banques and launched their activities of brokerage and asset management. In 1999, she was elected President of the Association of stockbrokers in Morocco for two terms. She was nominated global leader for tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2000. She also co-founded AFEM, the association of women business leaders in Morocco, in 2000. She created le “Club des femmes administrateurs au Maroc” in 2012, to promote women in corporate boards. Nezha received an award for her “outstanding contribution to financial and professional services”, by the G8 in June 2013 in London. In 2017, Nezha was elected Vice-Chair of the Africa and Middle East Committee (AMERC) within the International Organization of Financial Market Regulators (IOSCO) for the remaining 2016-2018 term, and since March 2020, she was elected twice as Chair of the AMERC for the terms 2020-2022 and 2022-2024. In 2019, she was awarded, by the King of Spain, Commander of the Order of Civil Merit for her commitment and work in favor of strengthening Morocco-Spain economic relations. She was decorated by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Officer of Wissam Al Arch (Order of the Throne).