Mostafa Terrab joined OCP in 2006 and has led OCP’s transformation ever since. He has more than 30 years of experience, including roles as Lead Regulatory Specialist at the World Bank (Washington, 2002), and Managing Director at the National Regulatory Telecommunication Agency (1998). He has a PhD in Operational Research and a Master’s in Engineering, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Company Profile OCP was founded in Morocco in 1920 as the Office Chérifien des Phosphates. We started with a single mine at Khouribga. Our operations now span five continents, and we work throughout the value chain, from mining and manufacturing to education and community development. OCP began phosphate production in March 1921 in Khouribga, with exports via the port at Casablanca later that year. A second mine opened in Youssoufia in 1931, and a third in Benguerir in 1976. The company also diversified into phosphate processing, opening chemical facilities in Safi (1965) and Jorf Lasfar (1984). In 2008, the company became the OCP Group S.A., owned by the Moroccan Government and the Banque Populaire du Maroc. Our continued success has depended on relationships with our community, a commitment to lessening our impact on our precious environment, and the opportunity to partner with innovative local businesses. Our people shaped our history Our people have been a catalyst for growth in Morocco. As the country’s largest employer, we have been able to channel the extraordinary talents of thousands of people to build universities and green cities, create jobs, and implement farming and community outreach programs throughout the country. These programs have allowed us to share our prosperity with the communities we live and work alongside. OCP today, and in the future With sole access to more than 70% of the world’s phosphate reserves, OCP takes its role as custodian seriously. We are a state-owned company which adheres to international standards, driven by longterm performance. With our legacy of growth and delivering value, we always challenge ourselves to go further and do better – working to create a sustainable future for both our mining operations and our communities. Our mission: feed the soil to feed the world As the responsible custodian of 70% of the world’s phosphate reserves, we have a vital role to play in helping farmers around the world produce enough food. This role starts with increasing production of phosphate-based products to meet the growing demand, it includes understanding the different soil and crop requirements, and supporting the farmers’ sustainable use of fertilizer. This all needs to be done with minimal impact to the environment. We need to produce more with less. We’re already making progress. We’re investing in innovation that will improve the efficiency of using and reusing phosphate, we’re conducting soil mapping and analysis around the world and we’re customizing our approach and products so we can do right by everyone. At OCP we’re on a mission: feed the soil to feed the world. Our vision: sustainable growth for everyone At OCP we understand how everything is interconnected. We’re the world’s leading supplier of phosphorous products. Our ambitious plan, driven by innovation, is to feed the world to meet the global food security issue. We know that by making better use of our natural resources, we can support more crops, more farmers, more communities and more natural environments. And at the heart of everything is always people. We want to ensure the world is fed, but we want to do this by offering opportunity to people – by encouraging empowerment and nurturing this through skills creation and education. Understanding this interconnectivity and balance is how we believe we can ensure shared value creation and sustainable growth for everyone. About Mostafa Terrab www. ceotodaymagaine . com CEO Today Af r i ca Award s 2021 - Morocco - Mostafa Terrab Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of OCP www.ocpgroup.ma “ At OCP we’re on a mission: feed the soil to feed the world.