Group General Counsel & Board of Directors’ Secretary
Besma is a qualified lawyer admitted to the Paris Bar and holds a Master’s degree in international law (Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II) and an LL.M. in international law and arbitration (Tulane Law School, USA).
She started her career as an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Paris before joining the French Ministry of Justice in 2004 as project manager within the Direction des Affaires Civiles et du Sceau, then Société Générale as corporate lawyer.
Besma Boumaza joined Accor in 2012, and successively held the positions of Legal Manager Corporate & Securities Law, then, from 2017, Senior Vice-President, Corporate & Compliance General Counsel and Deputy Secretary of the Board of Directors. Besma Boumaza serves as Accor’s Group General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors since 2019.
In January 2023, Besma Boumaza joined Accor’s Management Board and the Premium, Midscale & Economy Executive Committee, as its General Counsel.
Besma is also an independent Director of Dassault Aviation (a French aerospace company) and Vice-President and member of the Board of the French association of in-house counsels (Association Française des Juristes d’Entreprise).