Mr. El Ghali Cherrat, born in Morocco, holds a bachelor degree in Business Economics at the University of Amsterdam.
Mr. Cherrat started his career as an accountant at Coopers & Lybrand (now well known as PwC).
After that, he became an account manager at the ING Bank, where he was responsible for corporate securities and borrowing (of securities) activities predominantly for institutional investors.
After that he joined Pacific Asset Management as head of the corporate securities department and junior portfolio manager.
Together with senior manager and general manager of Pacific Asset Management he
was responsible for two funds, listed at the Amsterdam Stock exchange, Pacific Dimension en Pacific Properties.
The government of the province Flevoland has invited Mr. Cherrat to act as a senior advisor of the province of Flevoland in the Netherlands, specializing on issues regarding labour market, equal rights projects in Europe, attracting companies to invest in the region, to support labour of minorities.
In addition, Mr. Cherrat
joined a high-standing investment commission which also included members of the European parliament and staff members of the Dutch Economic and Foreign Affairs Ministries.
In this capacity, he
has established invaluable relationships with both corporate and governmental representatives in the Middle East and Northern Africa.
In 2009, Mr. Cherrat has joined Sahara Development Fund BV as a business development manager for the Middle East and Northern Africa region, leveraging on the relationships he has developed during his professional career.