Mustapha Elouafi was appointed to the role of General Manager-President of Aya Gold & Silver Morocco affiliates in April 2020.
Mr. Elouafi is a recognized mining executive with almost 30 years in mining and senior management in Morocco and MENA. Previously, Mr. Elouafi was Managing Director of OCP S.A., the world's largest producer of phosphate and phosphate-based products. In parallel, Mr. Elouafi served as president of various affiliates of OCP Group including OCP Africa where he managed major project initiatives in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, and Rwanda.
Mustapha joined OCP in 1992 and progressed to senior operational leadership roles including manager of the world's largest phosphate processing hub in Jorf Lasfar-Morocco where he managed more than 4,500 employees. He has served on the board of directors of over a dozen international privately held companies and associations in the chemicals and fertilizers, shipping, and international trading sectors.
A graduate of the Mohammadia School of Engineering (EMI) in Morocco, Mr. Elouafi holds an Executive MBA from École des Ponts Business School in Paris.