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Salma Elloumi Rekik – Appointed to Head Tunisia’s Presidential Diwan

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Tunis: (Tunisia): Salma Elloumi Rekik assumed her post as head of the presidential Diwan on Nov. 1.  Rekik, a 62-year-old businesswoman, served as minister of tourism and handicrafts for three years. She will be the first woman to head the presidential Diwan, which oversees the work of the president’s advisers, since Tunisia’s independence. Forbes Magazine named Rekik one of the top 10 most powerful Arab women in government for 2017, due to the success she achieved in Tunisia’s public sector. Rekik managed to turn Tunisia into the second destination in Africa, following South Africa.
(Extracted from al-monitor.com)

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