A French national, Kenza was born in Morocco. After she graduated from the University of Aix-en-Provence, she started working at a placement agency in Washington, DC specialising in recruitment within international organizations. She later joined another recruitment firm in New York. In 2001, Korn/Ferry International in Paris hired Kenza as a Researcher focusing on Finance.
Kenza moved to Singer & Hamilton in 2008 where she was appointed Research Director for Banking. She has since specialised in Private Equity, M&A and Structured Finance, and Finance positions for portfolio companies. She is fluent in Arabic, English and Spanish.