Leila Bouamatou
Managing Director & Board Member, Generale de Banque de Mauritnie


DissertationAfrican Family Business Management and the Role of Women Leaders : A Comparison of Opportunities and Impediments to Female Succession in Anglo-Saxon and Francophone African Family Businesses

Leila Bouamatou has a background in banking, beginning with her role as a Senior Financial Analyst at BMCE International BANK of London, followed by a position as an Auditor at Deloitte &Touch in Tunis. Currently, Leila is head of the Treasury Department at GBM Bank of Mauritania, the leading Corporate and Investment Bank in Mauritania, focusing on developing long-term strategies of portfolio diversification through its partnerships with multilateral sponsors and correspondents.

Leila earned her Bachelor’s Degree at the Business School Lausanne in Switzerland, a DBA from the Fox School of Business, a Master’s Degree in Finance and Audit at EADA Barcelona, and holds an Executive MBA degree from the Mediterranean School of Business in Tunisia. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

Leila serves on the board of many regional and international foundations including the Foundation Bouamatou, the Women for Africa Foundation, and the MHB 1953 Foundation, which support her passion to provide educational opportunities for young African Women.