Dr. Mhamed Ibnabdeljalil
Director, Interim Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Ibnabdeljalil is a senior executive with over 20 years of multi‐billion-dollar sales, marketing, raw material procurement, logistics, complex deal structuring, negotiation, and M&A experience across geographies in emerging and developed markets. Prior to joining Itafos, Dr. Ibnabdeljalil was the Founder and Managing Partner at Spika Ventures LLC, a strategic advisory and corporate development firm based in Washington DC focused on natural resources, basic materials including fertilizers and industrials sectors. He served as the EVP and Chief Commercial Officer of OCP Group S.A., a global leader in the phosphate industry, and one of the leads in the corporate and strategic restructuring of OCP and reshaped its role in the phosphate fertilizer sector. Dr. Ibnabdeljalil served on the board of directors of several international companies and associations, including Prayon (Belgium), Paradeep Phosphate Ltd. (India), Bunge Maroc Phosphore (JV between OCP and Bunge Fertilizantes), Black Sea GÜBRE TİCARET A.Ş as Chairman (Turkey), IMACID (JV between OCP and Tata and Chambal Chemical), and EMAPHOS (JV between OCP and Prayon and Budenheim) and the International Plant Nutrition Institute as Vice Chairman. He also served on the boards of OCP’s subsidiaries Marphocean S.A. and Société de Transports et d’Affrètement Réunis S.A. and OCP International Coöperatieve U.A. as chairman, Maroc Phosphore S.A, Phosboucraa S.A, OCP de Argentina SA, OCP do Brazil and OCP Foundation. Dr. Ibnabdeljalil holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the London University and a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mathematics from Cornell University.