H.E. Ouided Bouchamaoui

H.E. Ouided Bouchamaoui

She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015. Tunisia is a businesswoman and the past president of UTICA (Tunisian Industry Confederation), the first woman elected to this role.

Ouided Bouchamaoui is the co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize 2015 as a member of the National Dialogue Quartet, where she played a historic and legendary role in helping her country navigate through a time of crisis during the Arab Spring, moving Tunisia towards a more transparent and collaborative society with democratic processes, a constitutional framework, and transparent elections.

Ms. Bouchamaoui has also been a member of the Oslo Business for Peace Award Committee since January 2016. She describes the open secret of her success as the ability to build win-win partnerships and relationships, even among opponents.

She exemplifies the creative and constructive force of women’s leadership to nurture dialogue, bring harmony, and build peace. In January 2015, the then Tunisian President, Mr. Beji Caid Essebsi, made her Grand Officer of the Order of the Republic, and His Majesty, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, decorated her with the Royal Order of the Polar Star in November 2015.

She also received the “Legion d’Honneur” from the French President, Mr. François Hollande, in December 2015. At the Annual Women Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 in India, she was felicitated with the highest WEF Award of “Legendary Peace Leaders of the Decade.”