Governance within Marsa Maroc has a dual structure with the Supervisory Board having supervisory and control powers on the one hand, and the Executive Board having the management power on the other hand.
This structure allows a better allocation of responsibilities and follows the recommendation issued by the Moroccan Code of Best Practices for Corporate Governance and the Moroccan Code of Best Practices for Corporate Governance of Enterprises and Public Institutions, concerning the separation of management and supervisory functions.
The Supervisory Board oversees the Management Board and approves the company's major strategic orientations. Its role also extends to the approval of the company's main management rules.
The Supervisory Board shall be composed by members appointed by the general shareholders’ meeting. It is chaired by a Chairman of the Board elected from among its members. The Board also elects a Vice-Chairman from among its members.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Member of the Supervisory Board
Member of the Supervisory Board
Member of the Supervisory Board
Member of the Supervisory Board represented by The Moroccan Agency for Strategic Management of State's Participations and the Follow-up of Public Establishments Performance, represented by Khalid EL HATTAB
Member of the Supervisory Board represented by Mehdi TAZI RIFFI
Member of the Supervisory Board represented by Boubker JAI
Member of the Supervisory Board represented by Ouafae MRIOUAH
Member of the Supervisory Board represented by Mohammed JABER KHEMLICHI
The Audit and Risk Committee issues its opinion to the Supervisory Board and reports on the activities carried out in each of the following areas :
The Audit and Risk Committee is responsible for assessing the internal control structure within the company. In particular, it reviews action plans and reports from the internal and external auditors, validates the internal audit plan, evaluates the work of the internal and external auditors, and issues an opinion on the choice of external auditors. The Audit and Risk Committee monitors the process of preparing financial information by analyzing the financial statements prior to publication. It also examines all issues relating to the financial statements and financial documents to ensure the effectiveness of the internal control and risk management systems for accounting and financial information. The Audit and Risk Committee also reviews the reports of the Statutory Auditors, assesses the results of their audit and recommendations and ensures their implementation.
Risk management :
The Audit and Risk Committee ensures that the company has implemented practices for identifying and managing risks that could have a significant impact on its performance or on the achievement of its strategic objectives. It reviews the Company’s risk mapping, assists the Supervisory Board in assessing the effectiveness of the risk management system, and validates action plans to mitigate and control the major risks identified.
This Committee issues an opinion on the company’s general strategy and reports periodically to the Supervisory Board on the progress of the implementation of this strategy.
The Committee is primarily responsible for advising the Board on the definition and implementation of the strategic orientations presented to it by the Executive Board and for assessing the progress of their implementation.
The Committee gives its opinion on the investment projects and programs planned by the Group and their financing.
This committee issues its opinion to the Supervisory Board and reports on the activities carried out in each of the following areas :
The Committee is responsible for analyzing proposals relating to nominations to the Executive Board, issuing an opinion on proposals from shareholders relating to the nomination of members of the governance bodies, and preparing the decisions of the bodies relating to the selection of directors, members of the specialized committees and members of the Executive Board.
The Committee’s role is to assess the general remuneration policy within the company and to issue an opinion on significant changes in the terms and conditions of remuneration and the provisions of the company’s employee regulations.
The Committee is responsible for monitoring corporate governance issues and assisting the Supervisory Board in adapting the company’s governance framework to bring it in line with international best practices. The Committee also carries out a periodic annual assessment of the knowledge, skills and experience of the members of the Supervisory Board and the members of the specialized Committees, as well as the structure, size, composition and effectiveness of the Supervisory Board and the Committees in relation to the missions entrusted to them. The Committee submits all relevant recommendations to the Board.
The Executive Board is the collegial body that ensures the management of the company. It is vested with powers to represent the Company and make all decisions, within the limits of the powers granted to it by Law 17- 95, as amended and supplemented, by the Company’s Articles of Association as well as by the regulations in force.
It is vested with powers to make all commercial, technical, financial and social decision
M. Tarik EL AROUSSI began his international career at an oil and gas Group, before joining the Agency for the Promotion and Development of the Northern Region where he held the position of Strategy and Planning Director. In 2012, he took over the management of the asset management activity of the Moroccan Tourism Development Fund, before holding a similar position within the sovereign wealth fund Ithmar Capital.
2017, he joined the Tanger Med Group, first as Managing Director of Tanger Med International (TMI) before becoming a member of the Tanger Med Executive Board in 2020, in charge of the service division (Engineering, Development of Industrial zones and energy transition), CSR and International and Director of International Development.
May 2023, he was appointed by HM King Mohammed VI Chairman of the Executive Board of the Société d’Exploitation des Ports.
M. EL AROUSSI is an engineer from the State Higher Industrial Institute and holds a Master's degree in innovation and technology management from Dauphine University, co-accredited with Mines Paris. He also holds a Master's degree in corporate finance and capital markets from the Institut des Etudes Politiques de Paris.
Rachid HADI holds a Engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Electricité et de Mécanique and a Higher Management Cycle from ISCAE as well as an MBA from the Ecole Hassania des Travaux Publics (ENPC & EHTP).
Rachid Hadi has held, since 1992, various positions of operational and technical responsibility, notably as Head of the Cranes Department at the port of Agadir and Casablanca, then Head of the Container Terminal and Ro-Ro Division at the Operations Department at the port of Casablanca, then Director of Operations at the ports of Safi and Essaouira and finally Director of the Commercial Department at the port of Casablanca.
Rachid HADI has also held the positions of Sales and Marketing Director at Marsa Maroc, Interim Strategy and Development Director and Director of Operations at the Port of Casablanca.
Rachid HADI has been Director of Operational Performance since September 2023.
Said ASBAAI holds an engineering degree from the Hassania School of Public Works and a Master's degree in transport and logistics from the Higher School of Logistics and Transport of Rennes Bretagne.
Since 1990, Said ASBAAI had held various positions of operational and technical responsibility within ODEP and Marsa Maroc, notably as Head of the Port Development Department at the port of Tangier; Head of the Infrastructure Division at the port of Tangier; Head of the Operation Division at the port of Essaouira; Director of Operation at the port of Dakhla and Director of Operation at the port of Mohammedia.
Since August 2021, Said ASBAAI is Director of Human Resources.
Abdelhak BEN DAHMANE holds a diploma from ISCAE as well as a degree in private law from the University of Mohammedia and a diploma of advanced studies in business law from the Faculty of Law of Casablanca. He is currently a doctoral student in business law..
Abdelhak BEN DAHMANE started his career in the financial department of ODEP. In 1999, he was appointed Head of the Cash Management Department. In 2003, he became head of the contractual affairs division, then head of the contractual affairs and risk management division in the legal affairs department and finally, in 2007, director in charge of mission.
Mr. BEN DAHMANE is currently Director of Legal Affairs, Corporate and Governance of Marsa Maroc since 2009.
Lahcen OUJJA holds an engineering degree from the National School of Mineral Industry Electromechanics.
He began his career at ODEP in 1990 as head of the studies and methods department at DEPN before becoming head of the equipement division at the port of Nador and then Safi where he also held the position of head of the sulfur terminal division. In 2003, he was head of the technical department at the port of Tangier.
In 2006, he was appointed Director of Operations at the Port of Tangier, then Safi and finally Mohammedia.
Lahcen OUJJA has also held the positions of Director of Operations at the Ports of Tangier, Safi and Mohammedia, and was also Director of Operational Performance.
Since September 2023, Lahcen OUJJA has held the position of Special Advisor to the President of the Executive Board - Operations.
Said BENJELLOUN TOUIMY holds a Master's degree in Computer Science and a DESS in Applied Mathematics from the University of Pau.
He started his career in 1989 at ODEP in the IT department where he held various positions. In 1994, he became Head of the IT Division and then Head of the Management Information and Computer Science Department at the port of Casablanca.
Said BENJELLOUN has also held the positions of Director of Organization and Information Systems at ODEP and Director of Information Systems at Marsa Maroc.
Since September 2023, Said BENJELLOUN has held the position of Special Advisor to the President of the Executive Board.