Lamia El Bouanani

Institute of Moroccan Directors
Job Title:
Executive Director
Areas of Expertise:
  • Accounting and auditing practices
  • Integrated business reporting

Lamia is the executive director of the Moroccan Institute of Directors (IMA) since 2012. She worked with national and international partners on establishing in 2013 a pioneering certificate training program for board directors in Morocco, which comprises today 50 certified directors. She also worked with listed company, pension fund and banking institutions to develop board evaluation tools that were recently introduced as new governance practice in the Moroccan market. 

Lamia authored and co-authored several articles (Huffpost, national financial media outlets) and reports on corporate governance matters: Corporate Governance Practices in Moroccan listed firms (2013); Audit Committee and Internal Audit Function among Moroccan private debt issuers (2014); Transparency and non-financial Disclosure in listed firms (2015); including a chapter in the publication “Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets” (Springer, 2014). Prior to her appointment at IMA, Lamia joined the Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion in May 2009 as a project manager and had also managed governance-related projects in several international organizations (PNoWB; American Bar Association, UNDP-GEF). Lamia received the ICGN scholarship in 2013. She earned a master’s degree in international affairs in 2001 and a post-graduate degree in applied economics from Sciences Po Paris (IEP Paris).