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CLOSE GUARD – “He is a man who flees the light. ” Thus Mohamed Karim Moonir, CEO of the Banque centrale populaire (BCP), is described by his entourage. Propelled in 2018 to everyone’s surprise at the head of one strategic group for the kingdom – whose total consolidated balance sheet amounts to 465 billion dirhams (44.2 billion euros) – the man cultivates a discretion unparalleled in the middle. Of modest social extraction, Karim Mounir, 63, followed a rather classic engineering course at the Mohammedia School of Engineers (EMI) in Rabat, where he graduated in 1982, as Abdellatif Zaghnoun, senior civil servant, who has just been entrusted with the management of a strategic agency loaded public establishments after heading the Caisse de depot et de gestion (CDG), Customs and Taxes.
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With his diploma in hand, the engineer began his career, like his classmate, at the Cherifian Office for Phosphates (OCP), then headed by the famous businessman and former Prime Minister Mohammed Karim Lamrani. He stands out for his rigor and his great capacity for work within the Information System department of the global giant of the phosphates.