Abdellatif Jouahri: Woman on Boards - key issues and challenges in the MENA region

Speech by Mr Abdellatif Jouahri, Governor of Bank Al-Maghrib (Central Bank of Morocco), at the "Expo 2020 Dubai" during the panel "Women on Boards - key issues and challenges in the MENA Region", virtual, 14 November 2021.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
30 December 2021


Honorable audience,

It is a great pleasure for me to take part with you today in this important meeting at "Expo 2020 Dubai". I really wished to be there with you in this country where I always feel at home. Unfortunately, multiple constraints have made it impossible for me. However, I would like to compliment the Emirati authorities for the exceptional organization of this event. The everyday echoes of the Expo tell a story of a tremendous success.

I am also delighted as the topic chosen for this meeting is particularly close to my heart and I congratulate the organizers for such relevant choice. I would like to particularly thank Mrs. AMINA FIGUIGUI and Mrs. NADIA FETTAH, respectively President and Vice President of The Club of Women Business Administrators (CFA Morocco), for inviting me to this meeting.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The topic of this meeting centered on the place of women in governing bodies refers inevitably to the challenges of women contribution to economic activity and more broadly to the issue of gender inequality.