Mostafa Terrab holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées obtained in 1979, a Master’s degree (1982) and a State Doctorate in Operational Research (1990) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Cambridge). Mostafa Terrab holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées obtained in 1979, a Master’s degree (1982) and a State Doctorate in Operational Research (1990) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Cambridge).
He began his career in 1983 in San Francisco with the engineering and construction leader Bechtel Civil and Minerals Inc, as a transport systems analyst, before joining the Draper Laboratory (Cambridge, Massachusetts) as a researcher and fellow.
From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Terrab was Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, New York) in decision sciences and civil and environmental engineering systems.
In 1992, Mostafa Terrab was appointed Chargé de Mission in the Royal Cabinet of His Majesty King Hassan II, before serving as Secretary General of the Executive Secretariat of the Economic Summit for the Middle East and North Africa. From 1998, he headed the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT) before joining the World Bank in 2002 as Lead Regulatory Specialist, where he headed the INFODEV (Information For Development) program.
Under his leadership since 2006, OCP has been completely transformed and continues to evolve today, diversifying its activities, modernizing its infrastructure, and its governance, investing in research and development.
Its weight today clearly exceeds, because of the policy of Mostafa Terrab, the only economic dimension: Morocco today makes the OCP group one of its main diplomatic instruments. Mostfa Terrab accompanied King Mohammed VI during his African tour in October and November 2016, in particular, to sign agreements in Ethiopia and Nigeria for the creation of phosphate fertilizer production units in the two countries. He is also often between two planes to find new outlets for the Moroccan phosphate industry. In the wake of the Kingdom’s diplomatic offensive in Africa to prepare for its return to continental bodies, the OCP group had, incidentally, launched, in February 2016, at OCP Africa, a subsidiary entirely focused on the continent. and present today in 18 countries.