Salwa Idrissi Akhannouch is a Moroccan businesswoman born in Casablanca, Morocco. She is the founder and CEO of the Aksal-Morocco Mall Group, and the wife of Aziz Akhannouch, a wealthy businessman.
She is the daughter of Boulajoul Idrissi, a Berber family, from the small village of Aguerd-Oudad, Tafraout. She inherited a fortune from her grandfather, Haj Ahmed Benlafkih, a businessman who dominated Moroccan trade in the 1960s.
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The Aksal group owns 99% of the Morocco Mall, the second largest shopping center in Africa. Aksal also owns the sole franchise rights for several leading brands in Morocco, including Zara, Banana Republic, Pull & Bear and Gap.