Mustapha Bakkoury
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Mustapha Bakkoury in 2020
Council president of the Casablanca-Settat region
Assumed office
14 September 2015
MonarchMohammed VI
Prime MinisterAbdelilah Benkirane
Saadeddine Othmani
Preceded byPosition established
Personal details
Born (1964-12-20) 20 December 1964 (age 57)
Mohammedia, Morocco
Political partyAuthenticity and Modernity Party
OccupationBusinessman, civil servant, engineer, politician

Mustapha Bakkoury (Arabic: مصطفى البكوري; born 20 December 1964, Mohammedia, Morocco) is a Moroccan businessman, engineer and politician. He is chairman of the board of the Moroccan Solar Energy Agency and the council president of the Casablanca-Settat region. He was born in Mohammedia, but is a native of Taounate.

Origins and studies

Bakkoury is an engineer who graduated from the École des ponts ParisTech in 1990[1][2] and holds a DESS in banking and finance.[3]

Professional career

From 1989 to 1991, he was the head of junior projects at BNP Paribas in the department of large international projects. He was also senior project manager at the BNP Intercontinentale in the department of Financial Engineering. By the end of 1991, he was responsible for their financial activities, and then from 1993 to 1995, was responsible for the clientele of large companies within the BMCI, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas. From 1995 to 1998, he was responsible for the development and financing of the activities of the National Society for Municipal Planning (SONADAC), a mixed company, he was responsible for major development projects in the metropolis of Casablanca. From 1998 to 2001, he was in charge of the business banking division at BMCI.

From 2001 to 13 June 2009, he was appointed by the king of Morocco Mohammed VI to be the General Manager of the Caisse de dépôt et de gestion. On 30 December 2009, King Mohammed VI appointed him as chairman of the board of the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN).[4] He was instrumental in MASEN's biggest achievement so far, the completion of the 582 MW Ouarzazate Solar Power Station[5]

Bakkoury organized the Moroccan pavilion at the Expo 2020 in Dubai.[6]

Political career

Bakkoury's first steps into politics came in 2007 when he joined the Movement of All Democrats founded by Fouad Ali El Himma, which later became the Authenticity and Modernity Party. On 19 February 2012, he was elected Secretary General of the Authenticity and Modernity Party. During the communal and regional elections of 2015, he presented himself in Mohammedia and his party won 8 out of 47 seats.[7]

On 14 September 2015, he was elected council president of the Casablanca-Settat region[8][9] with the support of the elected RNI.[10]

MASEN Scandal

In the context of the 2021 Moroccan general election there was potentially politically motivated inquiry into Bakkoury's management of MASEN and especially the technology choice of Concentrated solar power.[11] Because of the investigation he was replaced as the General Commissioner of the Moroccan pavilion at the Dubai Universal Exhibition 2021,[12] but remains the head of MASEN as of 2022.

Professional Affiliations

Notes and references

  1. ^ It is mentioned in the directory of the French engineers (see
  2. ^ "Maroc : Qui dirige votre région ?". Challenge Maroc (in French). 14 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Mais encore avec Mustapha Bakkoury" (in French). Archived from the original on 16 June 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Mustapha Bakkoury - Président du Directoire de Masen". 2014.
  5. ^ "Morocco's King opens world's largest concentrating solar power plant". 6 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Expo 2020 de Dubaï : Le Maroc confirme sa participation, Bakkoury aux commandes". 26 November 2018. Archived from the original on 2020-10-29.
  7. ^ "UNE NOUVELLE CARTE POLITIQUE APRÈS LE SCRUTIN DU 4 SEPTEMBRE". La Nouvelle Tribune. 4 September 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Diapo. Mustapha Bakkoury, président de la région Casa-Settat".
  9. ^ "Mustapha Bakkoury élu président du Conseil de la région Casablanca-Settat". La Nouvelle Tribune. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Moncef Belkhayat justifie son vote pour le PAM". 15 September 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Maroc : Que cache la disgrâce de Mustapha Bakkoury ? – Jeune Afrique".
  12. ^ "Nadia Fettah Alaoui appointed in charge of the Moroccan pavilion at Expo Dubai 2021 instead of Bakkoury". 15 April 2021.