About Noureddine Zekri
Noureddine Zekri is the Managing Director of the Maghreb Bank of Investment and Foreign Trade (BMICE) since January 2016.
Graduated in Economics from the Faculty of Law, Economics and Politics of Tunis where he obtained a degree in 1978,.
Noureddine Zekri has also pursued long term academic training in several areas, including the 2010-2011 training cycle of the Institut de Développement des Compétences des hauts cadres de l’Etat, at the National Administration School ; a training course on "Project Management " attended in Sweden in English language as well as a training program that benefited to 2000 project evaluators in 1983, under the auspices of the tunisian Ministry of Planning and Finance along with IBRD. He also worked in 1995 as an expert at UNIDO IPS Tokyo for the promotion of Japanese investments in Tunisia. In 2013, he was elected President of ANIMA, an euro-mediterranean network for investment and economic development.
Noureddine Zekri began his career at the Tunisian National Tourist Office (ONTT) during 2 years, then moved to the Industrial Promotion Agency (API) where he spent 15 years, from 1980 to 1995, assuming successively the positions of Head of Service in charge of SME development based in Sfax then in Tunis, Assistant Director in charge of incentives management, and subsequently became Head of the Promotion Department.
Between 1995 and 2005, he successively held the functions of Head Department, Director and Central Director of the Agency for the Promotion of Foreign Investment (FIPA) which he once again reintegrated as Director General for 3 years from 2011 to 2013. Previously, Noureddine Zekri spent six years as head of the Foreign Investment General Direction at the Ministry of Development and International Cooperation. His great experience have paid off in December 2013 when he was appointed Secretary of State for Development, Investment and International Cooperation. Two years later, he was appointed Managing Director of the Maghreb Bank of Investment and Foreign Trade.
In his new role, Mr Zekri and his team in BMICE have the task to make the Maghreb a more integrated and competitive economic area.