Full Name
Mr. Ahmed Bennis
Job Title
Tanger Med Zones
Speaker Bio
Ahmed BENNIS is a result driven and accomplished senior director with extensive experience in implementing large
investment projects in ports, industrial and logistics. He acquired a demonstrated expertise in the deployment of
successful business development strategies with strong focus on profitability, cost optimization & establishment of
strategic partnerships.
Ahmed Bennis is actually the CEO of Tanger Med Zones (TMZ). He oversees the development, implementation, and
management of Special Economic Zones within Tanger Med Industrial Platform.
He succeeded in the establishment of strategic partnerships, and maintain membership and leadership roles in
international organizations such as International Maritime Organization, UNCTAD, UNIDO, WTO, African Union
Prior to his current position, Ahmed BENNIS led the international business development that consist of designing
investment and partnership agreements with several ports and government authorities in Africa. He was also
appointed director of economic zones since 2011, where he was in charge of the implementation of Tanger Med
Automotive Industrial Platform hosting the Renault Nissan car plant and a comprehensive tier1-n ecosystem.
Ahmed BENNIS played an instrumental role in setting up the Africa Economic Zones Organization (AEZO) and the
African Ports Task Force (APTF), where he currently serves as Secretary General of both organizations. He is also a
founding member of the Global Alliance of Special Economic Zones (GASEZ) , an initiative launched in May 2021 by
Ahmed Bennis began his professional career in 2001, in IT and Financial services at NEC computers International in
Paris, France. Then he moved to Luxembourg for a business development position at FlexFinance – Oracle Group, prior
to joining Thomson Reuters in Dubai in 2007, where he was appointed to drive sales and presales activities, providing
business solutions and consultancy services for large financial institutions in Middle East and Africa.
Ahmed BENNIS holds an MBA in Market Intelligence and Strategic Management from “Ecole de Guerre Economique –
Paris” and was graduated from HEC Business School. He has strong business communication skills in English, French,
Arabic, Italian and Spanish.
Ahmed Bennis