Zineb El Adaoui


Born in 1960, in El Jadida. President of the Rabat Regional Court of Accounts since 2004 Ms El Adaoui holds a diploma of higher studies (DES) in economics (option: public economics).

She prepares her doctorat d’Etat (PhD) on “the Moroccan Court of Accounts: from regularity control to management control, what affectivity?” She is the first Moroccan woman to be appointed (in 1984) as a judge of accounts, and later Head of section at the court of auditors (1993 to 2004). She has been a magistrate with exceptional grades since 2004. Ms El Adaoui is a member of the Moroccan board of the International Women Forum. She was member of the Regionalization Advisory Commission. Ms. El Adaoui obtained an auditing certificate from a Candian audit services agency (BSV) and a certificate form Women as Business and Economic Leaders program. In 2013, she became the first Arab woman, indeed African and Muslim ever to hold the position of a governor. She is a poet and a mother of two adult boys.