Business opportunities offered by Morocco & Casablanca finance city

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H.E. Dr. Lahcen Mahraoui, Ambassador of Morocco, Lamia Merzouki, Deputy General Manager CFCA, Dr. Niall Holohan AICC Chairman

His Excellency Dr. Lahcen Mahraoui, Ambassador of Morocco to Ireland and Dr. Niall Holohan, Chairman Arab Irish Chamber of Commerce held a Business Seminar promoting Business opportunities in Morocco focusing on Casablanca Finance City as a privileged gateway to African markets for Irish companies. 

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Dr. Niall Holohan AICC Chairman

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Lamia Merzouki Deputy General Manager Casablance Finance City Authority

The Seminar was presented by Mrs Lamia Merzouki, Deputy General Manager of Casablanca Finance City at the Arab Irish Chamber of Commerce. In attendance were Irish business representatives interested in the business opportunities offered by Morocco in terms of investment and export as well as the economic positioning of Morocco as a platform to access the African Market.

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Jennifer O’Brien, Business Development Manager Astron Engineering, Thomas O’Dowd, Managing Director Astron Engineering, Lamia Merzouki, Deputy General Manager Casablance Finance City Authority, H.E Dr. Lahcen Mahraoui Ambassador of Morocco and Dr. Niall Holohan AICC Chairman

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H.E Dr. Lahcen Mahraoui Ambassador of Morocco, Lamia Merzouki, Deputy General Manager Casablance Finance City Authority, Dr. Sarah Mustafa, Regulatory Affairs lead Alltech, Dr. Niall Holohan AICC Chairman

Lamia Merzouki, is Deputy General Manager at Casablanca Finance City Authority (CFCA), which she joined at its inception in 2010. Before that Lamia was part of AKWA Group, the largest private group in Morocco, within which she held the position of Director of Strategy and organization for 7 years. 

She also worked on the Green Morocco Plan within the Ministry of Agriculture and on the development of the Souss-Massa-Draa region. She started her career at Arthur Andersen in Paris. Lamia is an ESSEC and a Harvard Business School graduate. She is an executive coach, a member of the Choiseul 100 Africa and the co-lead of the North African cluster of Women in Business (Africa CEO Forum). 

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H.E. Dr. Lahcen Mahraoui, Ambassador of Morocco, Ruth Spain Manager AICC, Mary Grennan Director International House Galway

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Dr. Sarah Mustafa, Regulatory Affairs lead Alltech, Dr. Rachid Seghrouchni, Minister Plenipotentiary and Deputy Head of Mission Moroccan Embassy, Jennifer O’Brien Business Development Manager Astron Engineering

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Mary Grennan, Director International House Galway, Dr. Sarah Mustafa, Regulatory Affairs lead Alltech

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