Ahmed Bennis

African Economic Zones Organisation

Secretary General

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 & strategic partnerships

Mr BENNIS currently, oversee the development, implementation, and management of Business Development, Marketing and Communication policies within Tanger Med group: he’s in charge of driving and supervising the management of critical projects as well as maximizing the group’s performance and return on investment. He also 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 at Tanger Med, Ahmed BENNIS has been leading the international business development that consist of designing investment and partnership agreements with ports and government authorities in Africa. He was also appointed director of economic zones since 2011, in charge of the implementation of Tanger Med automotive industrial platform hosting the Renault Nissan car plant and a comprehensive tier1-n ecosystem.

In 2001, Ahmed BENNIS launched his professional career 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, before he joined in 2007, Thomson Reuters in Dubai, 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 is graduated from HEC Business School and has strong business communication skills in English, French, Arabic, Italian and Spanish.

Sessions With Ahmed Bennis

Tuesday, 22 June

  • 01:35pm - 02:20pm (CET) / 22/jun/2021 11:35 am - 22/jun/2021 12:20 pm


    Free Zone Development


    The battle is heating up between ports to attract manufacturers, online retail giants and end-to-end supply chain providers to their locations, with some blue chip companies even changing continents to serve their go-to-market strategies. In this insightful session, get a better handle on what the Free Zone concept entails from a regulatory, operational and practical perspective.