Nouzha Chekrouni

Former Ambassador to Canada, Morocco

Diplomatic & Political Leadership Experience

  • Ambassador of The Kingdom of Morocco in Canada (2009-2016)
  • Dean of The Council of Arab League Ambassadors to Canada (2015-2016)
  • Minister for the Moroccan Community Residing Abroad (2002-2007)
  • Member of Moroccan Parliament (2002-2007)
  • Minister of Women and Social Issues (1998-2002)


  • Senior Fellow, Advanced Leadership, Harvard University 2016.
  • Fellow, Advanced Leadership, Harvard University 2015.
  • Ethics and International Relations, Harvard University (Winter Session, 2011).
  • Doctorate in Linguistics, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, France (1983).
  • Post-Graduate Diploma, Linguistics, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, France (1979).
  • License (Bachelor Degree), Philological Faculty, University of Fez, Morocco (1978).

Academic Experience

  • Visiting Professor, Middlebury College, Vermont, USA (1990).
  • Full-Tenured Professor and Chair, French & Foreign Languages Department, Philological Faculty of Meknes, University Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah (1986-1998).
  • Lecturer on Linguistics, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris (1986-1990).
  • Delivered seminars at Toulouse Le Mirail University, Toulouse, France (1990-1994).

Labour-Movement & Leadership Experience

  • Vice-President, Socialist International Organization, London, United Kingdom (2008-2015)
  • General Secretary (Regional), High-Education Union (SNESUP) (1985 – 1990).
  • Executive Member, National Advisory Board, High-Education Union (SNESUP) (1987-1990).
  • Member, Political Bureau, Public-Service Union (USFP) (1999-2008).
  • National-Council Member, Public-Service Union (USFP) (2008-to this day).
  • General Secretary, Women Affairs, Arab Labour Organization (2001-2009).

LANGUAGES: Arabic, English, French, and spanish.