Since she retired from the commodities day-to-day business in 2017, Maha Daoudi is a very active entrepreneur and private investor in selected industries such as fintech, biotech, foodtech, spacetech, sustainable luxury, arts & music, real estate and commodities, while closely managing a proprietary financial portfolio across all asset classes (equities, bonds, alternative and crypto). She also holds several Advisory and Board membership mandates where she advises hand-picked businesses in their growth and international development strategies.
Maha has over 20 years' international experience in the commodities industry across the value chain. As one of the very few senior executive women in that industry, she has an established track record in trading, developing, structuring, and financing commodities and infrastructure-related assets.
From 2005 to 2008, she set up and managed the Swiss trading arm of a large Moroccan conglomerate. She thereafter held several senior management positions at Trafigura, one of the largest international trading houses, where she was from 2012 to 2016 a member of the Metals & Minerals management committee.
Beyond her financial skills, commodities markets expertise and trading acumen, Maha is reputed for successfully building long-term alliances in challenging and complex international environments. She has been the architect of significant offtake agreements and large investments in mining, smelting and warehousing in support of trading businesses in China, Latin America, Europe and Africa.
Furthermore, Maha dedicates her time to social impact initiatives and mentoring in the areas of health, diversity and arts.She soon realized in her investor's journey the still prevailing wide gender gap in the financial and wealth management industries and she feels very proud to support Marmot and its community make an impact by empowering women and allowing all gender identities & expression to thrive financially, ultimately changing their lives to the better.