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Rédouane Najmeddine

Chairman of Executive Management Board, Al Barid Bank

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Graduated in Finance from La Sobronne and from Sciences Po Paris, Mr Najm Eddine has 25 years of experience in the banking sector. He is a national and international administrator, including of Positive Planet where he is a honorary committee member of WSBI, Chronopost international, Sofac Morrocco and Jaida, investment fund of Microcredit associations. In 2014, he was appointed independant administrator of Med Z.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

Al Barid Bank (the Moroccan postal bank) was created to meet poor people’s needs (Low Income Banking)

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

Casablanca, Morocco, Africa, Middle East

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?

Our main challenge is to bring banking services to those who were until then let abandoned by the classical banking services in Morocco. It is about financial inclusion et above all about financial education. We are convinced that fighting against financial exclusion goes with fighting against poverty.
Our African and Arabic colleagues (Gabon, Ivory Coast, and Yemen) ask us for support in the transforming process of their bank services.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

The financial inclusion at a large scale is a need and not a luxury. Alone, we go fast, together, we go far.