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Assaraf, Robert
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Robert Assaraf is a wealthy financier and businessman, a philanthropist, and a Jewish communal leader who has held official posts in several departments of the Moroccan government. Born in Rabat in 1936, he graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Sciences Politiques in Paris and from the Paris and Rabat law schools. Upon completing his education, he worked on the staff of several Moroccan cabinet ministers and soon earned a reputation for his managerial skills and efficiency. A close colleague of David Amar, Assaraf was hired to reorganize several enterprises and make them pr…

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Mohammed Hatimi, “Assaraf, Robert”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000414>
First published online: 2010

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