Mostafa Terrab is Chairman and CEO of the OCP Group, a global leader in crop nutrition solutions headquartered in Morocco. OCP develops Morocco’s world-leading reserves of phosphorus into a diverse range of products for farmers on five continents. Starting in 2006, he took OCP’s predecessor entity – a Moroccan state agency founded in 1920 – on a journey of transformation from a primary focus on mining to one of the world’s largest and most efficient producers in its field. In the process, he and his team substantially grew both the equity value of the company and its revenues for its shareholders. As Chairman of the OCP Group, he has overseen the establishment of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, a Morocco-based, world-class research and teaching university.
Working at the World Bank from 2002 to 2006, he served as a key advisor to developing countries – particularly in Africa – on liberalizing and diversifying their telecoms sector, at a time when demand for mobile phones was surging. He also led the Information for Development Program (infoDev), a multi-donor research and incubation vehicle housed at the World Bank devoted to adapting new information technologies and services to the pressing needs of the world’s poor.