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The Akwa group is a public company owned in majority by the Akhannouch and Wakrim families. It was founded in 1959 Ahmed Ouldhadj Akhannouch, father of current Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch, under the name Afriquia SMDC (Société Marocaine de Distribution de Carburants), which is today a subsidiary of Akwa. This conglomerate is mainly active in the field of gas and oil distribution. However, over time it has expanded its reach to the following fields: hospitality, tourism, telecommunication and real estate. 

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Aziz Akhannouch

Aziz Akhannouch is one of the country’s few billionaires and current Minister of Agriculture enlisted with the RNI party.

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La Vie Eco
La Nouvelle Tribune
Aujourd’hui Le Maroc

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Lubricants and fuel (Afriquia SMDC; Afrilub; Auto Speedy;
Gas (Afriquia Gaz; Techno Gaz; Intral; Sodipit; AB Gaz 52%; Salam Gaz 20%; Maghreb Gaz 37.5%
Fluids (Maghreb Oxygene)
Tourism (Public/Private Partnership building hotels in southern Morocco; Partnership with multinational hospitality group Accor)
Telecommunication (Afrinetworks)

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Route de Rabat km.7

Ain Sebaa

Casablanca, Morocco

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ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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