David Amar (1920–2000) was a Moroccan businessman, leader of the Moroccan Jewish community, politician, and philanthropist.
|Known for||David Amar Worldwide North Africa Jewish Heritage Center|
|Relatives||Raphael Edery (son-in-law)|
Paul J. Fribourg (son-in-law)
Amar was the head of Omnium Nord-Africain, Morocco's largest conglomerate, until he resigned in January 1986, and was replaced by King Hassan's son-in-law Fouad Felalli. The circumstances of this were unclear and may have been due to retirement, or to a loss of influence, and Amar sold all of his shares in the company.
Amar was president of the Jewish community in Kenitra, which was where he started his business career. He established connections with Moroccan nationalists, which helped him obtain the position of secretary general of the Conseil des Communautés Israélites du Maroc (CCIM) after Moroccan independence in 1956.
In 1965, his daughter Annie-Claude Amar (died 6 August 1993) married Raphael Cohen (later known as Raphael Edery, a member of the Knesset from 1981–99 and a government minister), an oil company engineer, in the presence of two members of the Moroccan Cabinet, several former Ministers and the National Police Chief.
Amar lived in a villa in "Casablanca's wealthiest district".
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