Ibtissam Bensetti recognised as a “Global Inspirational Woman in Mining”
• OCP colleague Ibtissam Bensetti named in the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining
• The first OCP colleague and Moroccan national to be nominated
• Recognition for her work in sustainability and empowering women in management
OCP Group, a global leader in plant nutrition and the world’s largest producer of phosphate-based fertilizers, is pleased to announce that colleague Ibtissam Bensetti has been selected to feature in the 2022 edition of “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining.”
The 100 list, known as the “WIM100”, is published every other year by Women in Mining UK, a volunteer non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the employment, retention, and advancement of women in the mining sector. WIM100 celebrates the contributions of women to the global mining industry across all roles, levels of seniority and geographies, recognising women who have gone above and beyond in the mining industry, identifying them as role models for future generations.
Having joined OCP Group in 2012, Ibtissam is currently CEO of DOOC SA, an OCP subsidiary specialising in industrial operations consulting, in safety, operational excellence, and sustainability. With more than a decade of experience in mining, Ibtissam has become a leader in the OCP community where she has worked across strategy, corporate development, mining and chemical industrial operations, operational excellence, safety, and sustainability roles.
Throughout her career, Ibtissam has driven transformation and empowered teams by empowering women; demonstrated by her leadership and involvement in supporting the development of OCP’s female talent pool, and improving the number of women in management.
Commenting on WIM100 on the importance of diversity in mining sector, Ibtissam said: “I am delighted to have been selected for WIM100. In my mind, there is no impenetrable fortress for women, women can defy the norms and pursue a career in any industry. I encourage more women to join the mining industry and believe they shouldn’t hesitate to do so. It may have been a male-dominated industry in the past, but today we are witnessing a shift in society as we move towards greater equality; more than ever our industry needs more talented women to make an impact.”