Since his appointment in 2007 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Attijariwafa bank, Mohamed El Kettani has lead the development of the banking and financial services Group, both at domestic and regional levels, to its current status of 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 held a number of positions in various banking and finance divisions.
In 2004, he oversaw the merger of BCM and Wafabank, which resulted in the creation of Attijariwafa bank, and culminated in his appointment as the bank’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Under his leadership, Attijariwafa bank successfully implemented its 5-year strategic plan, “Attijariwafa 2012”, thus consolidating its position as market leader in Morocco and becoming a leading bank on the African continent.
In 2016, the Group started the implementation of its new strategic plan named “Energies 2020” aiming at intensifying the bank’s activity and better serving its customers, while pursuing its international development, in a context characterized by structural economic and technological changes.
The Group is currently operating in 26 countries, including 14 countries in Africa. It has the largest branch network in Africa with 4,090 branches and 19,430 employees.
Mohamed EL KETTANI is also Vice-Chairman of 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” and officer of the French Legion of Honour. He is 59 years old, married and father of three children.