Our board and governance

Integrity, ethics and transparency

Strategic leadership and good governance are essential for achieving our vision.

We have a bold vision for a sustainable future. Led by OCP Group Chairman and CEO Mostafa Terrab, our experienced leadership team and governance structure help us make this vision a reality.

From far-reaching strategic decisions to close financial oversight, the governance structure at OCP ensures we are all working towards a common goal. Our governance ensures we always act ethically, with integrity and transparency.

The OCP Senior Management and the governance committees lead the way, with oversight from our Board of Directors. This structure keeps our decision-making effective and accountable: it’s a vital strategic tool for achieving our goals.


Our Board of Directors


Our board guides the direction of the company and oversees the steps we take to achieve our strategic goals. The board ensures the decisions taken by OCP Senior Management are in line with the interests of OCP’s stakeholders. As a state-owned company, the OCP Board of Directors is composed of:

  • Mostafa Terrab : The OCP Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • Mohammed Sadiki : Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests
  • Abdelouafi Laftit : Minister of the Interior
  • Nadia Fettah : Minister of Economy and Finance
  • Leila Benali : Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development
  • Nasser Bourita : Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad
  • Ryad Mezzour : Minister of Industry and Trade
  • Banque Centrale Populaire : Represented by its President and CEO Mohamed Karim Mounir
  • Mustapha Ouhadi : Secretary of the Board

Our Senior Management

The Senior Management team at OCP includes our CEO and five Managing Directors :

• Mostafa Terrab : Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
• Abdelaziz El Mallah : Industrial Executive Director & Sponsor of the SBU Rock
• Soufiyane El Kassi : Chief Growth Officer & Sponsor of the SBU Fertilizers and Farmer Solutions
• Nadia Fassi Fehri : Chief Transformation Officer
• LOTFI SENHADJI Karim : Chief Financial Officer
• Faris Derrij : Chief Human Capital & Services Officer

Together they are responsible for OCP’s long-term strategy, ensuring everyone at OCP works towards a shared vision.


Mostafa Terrab

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

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.


Abdelaziz EL MALLAH

Abdelaziz EL MALLAH

Industrial Executive Director & Sponsor of the SBU Rock

Mr Abdelaziz El Mallah has joined OCP in 1984 freshly graduated from ENCIASET (Toulouse – France), as production engineer in Safi plant, before holding different management and executive positions within the Group. Since March 2021, he is the Industrial Executive Director of OCP Group in charge of industrial Operations, Sustainability, and Green industrial development.

Abdelaziz has led various large-scale projects and has been a member of the CEO task force in charge of implementation of the group strategic development program.

He has also held various positions at JESA including the position of CEO from 2014 to 2018. Prior to that, he was the Operations Director of JESA from 2009 to 2012 and then procurement and services manager at Jacobs Houston, USA.

Mr El Mallah has an MBA from HEC-Paris (2017), has completed the MIT Executive Program (2013-2014) and is a certified coach.

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Soufiyane El Kassi

Chief Growth Officer & Sponsor of the SBU Fertilizers and Farmer Solutions

Soufiyane El Kassi joined OCP in 2000 as production engineer before leading mining extraction in Khouribga. He was a member of the task force in charge of the Industrial Development Program in 2007, then managed the Business Steering direction before becoming director of the Gantour site. From 2015 to 2018 he held roles as Executive Vice-President of Industrial Development, and then General Manager at JESA.

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Nadia Fassi Fehri

Nadia Fassi Fehri

Chief Transformation Officer

Nadia Fassi Fehri joined OCP Group in November 2020 as Chief Transformation Officer. Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale des ponts et chaussées as well as the ESCP-EAP European School of Management, she has held various positions within the Managem Group where she successfully ensured the launch of the first gold mine in Morocco. Between 2015 and 2020, as CEO of Inwi, she led the transformation of the company into a global digital operator, investing in the strategic sectors of cloud, cybersecurity and mobile payment.

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Karim Lotfi Senhadji


Chief Financial Officer

Karim Lotfi Senhadji joined OCP in 2010 as a Director in charge of management control. Then he held the position of Vice-President Shipment & Logistics before his appointment as CEO at OCP Africa. Prior to OCP, Mr Lotfi Senhadji held several management positions within several Moroccan and international companies, such as Holcim Group, Altadis Morocco and Méditelecom. He holds an Executive MBA ESSEC & Mannheim Business Schools and graduate form the Royal Air Forces School of Marrakech where he got his degree in aeronautical engineering and trained as a pilot.

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Faris Derrij

Chief Human Capital & Services Officer

Faris Derrij joined the OCP Group in 2010. He started his career at OCP as Global Mining Performance Director, then led the Production Direction of the Merah Béni Idir Axis at the Khouribga site. After roles as Director of the Gantour and Safi sites, he became Executive Vice President of Human Capital. Before OCP, M. Derrij occupied several positions at TOTAL France and Meditel. He graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon.

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Governance committees


Committees Attached To The Board Of Directors


  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Compensation Committee
  • Strategy and Investment Committee

Executive Committees

Our Senior Management sits on three internal governance bodies: the Strategic Committee, the Management Committee and the Operational Committee.


Strategic Committee

The Strategic Committee makes medium and long-term decisions, typically centered on business planning, budgetary frameworks, long-term strategy and initiatives, M&A, partnerships and other top-line business matters. It is chaired by the CEO, with seats for OCP’s four Managing Directors.

Management Committee

The Management Committee makes structuring decisions to implement the recommendations of the Strategic Committee. Typically this includes budget, CAPEX, and HR – and can deal with short-term and long-term initiatives. It’s chaired by the CEO, with seats for OCP’s four Managing Directors and the Executive Vice Presidents.

Operational Committee

The Operational Committee takes charge of operational co-ordination. This includes sales, production plans, new products, and performance monitoring. The chair is appointed on rotation, and the committee is made up of the Group’s Managing Directors and Executive Vice Presidents.

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