Karim El Aynaoui

Managing Director, OCP Policy Center

Karim El Aynaoui is Managing Director of OCP Policy Center, a think tank based in Rabat. He also serves as advisor to the CEO and Chairman of OCP Group, a global leader in the phosphate sector. From 2005 to 2012, he worked at Bank Al-Maghrib, the Central Bank of Morocco, where he was the Director of Economics and International Relations and a member of the Governor’s Cabinet. Before joining Bank Al-Maghrib, he worked for eight years at the World Bank, both in its MENA (Middle Eastern and North Africa) and Africa regions. He has published papers, books and articles in scientific journals on macroeconomic issues in developing countries. Recently, he co-authored a book outlining a growth strategy for Morocco and was the guest editor of a special issue of Oxford Economic Papers on food price volatility. Karim El Aynaoui is a board member of the OCP Foundation, a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) and a member of the COP22 Scientific Committee. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Bordeaux, where he also taught courses in statistics and economics for three years.

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