Profile: Who is Banque Populaire’s New CEO Mohamed Karim Mounir?

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Rabat- A laureate from the Mohammadia School of Engineers in Rabat—where he was first in his class in 1982—and the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts in Paris, Mounir has been the BCP general director since October 2011.

He also assures the management of Upline Group and BP Shore Group, subsidies of BCP.

Mounir started his professional career in 1982 as an engineer within the OCP Group. He led OCP’s information systems activities from 1987 to 1997.

Throughout his time there, Mounir played a central role in all the major development projects of OCP’s mining and industrial branches. He also contributed to major changes in OCP’s financial management and the upgrading of their human capital development policies.

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Mounir’s career within BCP began in 1997. He began to climb the leadership ladder, occupying various senior positions in information systems and risk management. Mounir was appointed to be general-director in 2011.

Mounir has been very active alongside current economy minister Mohamed Benchaaboun to expand the BCP Group abroad and diversify its activities with specialized subsidiaries in para-banking and services.

Mounir also founded and is president of the Association of Information Systems Users in Morocco (AUSIM).

The newly-appointed CEO will take over from Mohamed Benchaaboun, who King Mohammed VI appointed to be minister of economy and finance on August 21.

Benchaaboun chaired Mounir’s nomination ceremony at BCP’s headquarters in Rabat. BCP’s board of directors and the executive committee of Credit Populaire du Maroc also attended.