More about Hynd Bouhia

Panel Speaker for Climate Change and Energy Panel

Hynd Bouhia is the Chief Executive Officer of Global Nexus, a financial structure dedicated to managing investment funds in infrastructure, clean energy, innovative technologies and education; she carries also strategic advisory work on the Nexus of Water, Energy and Food, and sustainable development.

Prior to that, Dr. Bouhia was the Head of Strategy and Development of Morocco’s Public Pension Fund, in charge of investment strategies and development programs. A position she took in 2010, after being the Director General of the Casablanca Stock Exchange. Previously, Dr. Bouhia was the Economic Adviser of the Prime Minister of Morocco, in charge of international investment and sectorial strategies. She went back to Morocco in 2004 after eight years at the World Bank in Washington, where she worked on lending projects for sustainable development and managed World Bank issuances in emerging market currencies.

Ms. Bouhia received her Ph.D. in Environment Engineering from Harvard University in June 1998 and has a Diploma of Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris in France. Dr. Bouhia holds a M.A. in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (June 2000).

In August 2008, she was ranked 29th of the 100 more powerful women of the world by Forbes Magazine. Then, in 2012, she was selected among the 100 most powerful Arab women by Business Finance, and in 2015. Finally, Bouhia received the Oxford Said Business School certificate as a 2013 Archbishop Tutu Africa Leadership Fellow; and was elected into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, in 2016.