Who is Ouided Bouchamaoui?

Ouided Bouchamaoui

Chairman of the Tunisian employers and 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

Born in Gabes in 1961, Mrs. Ouided Bouchamaoui holds a DESS (Master Degree) in International Business from Institut Supérieur de Gestion of Tunis (ISG Business School) and a DESS in International Trade Law from Faculty of Juridical and Political Sciences of Tunis 2.

Shareholder and Administrator of Hedi Bouchamaoui Group (HBG Holding), she is also a founding member of “Connecting Group” (Network of leaders women), and the Vice President of the Tunisian Foundation of control and Governance since 2009.

Since May 2011, Mrs. Ouided Bouchamaoui is the President of UTICA, the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (Confederation of Private employers), first woman elected at this position.

In 2013, UTICA, with the UGTT, the Tunisian General Labor Union, the Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH), and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers formed “The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet”, Peace Nobel Prize Laureate in 2015.

Mrs. Ouided Bouchamaoui has been elected in 2013, « Best Business Woman of the Arab World” and “Business for Peace Award” Honoree in 2014.

In January 2015, Tunisian President, Mr. Beji Caid Essebsi awarded her of Grand Officer of the Order of the Republic –First Class-, and His Majesty The King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, decorated Mrs. Bouchamaoui of the Royal Order of the Polar Star in November 2015.