Morocco has appointed Larbi Benrazzouk as general director of the Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property (OMPIC).
Rabat – Morocco has appointed Larbi Benrazzouk as general director of the Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property (OMPIC).
The government council validated Benrazzouk’s appointment when it met Thursday, November 1.
OMPIC is responsible to protect industrial and commercial property, such as brands, patents, and industrial designs.
Benrazzouk will take over from Adil El Maliki, whom King Mohammed VI appointed governor of Essaouira province in August.
Benrazzouk has been the director of Maroc PME, formerly the national agency for the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), since 2014.
During his time within Maroc PME, Benrazzouk concluded a new contractual framework between the state and Maroc PME for 2013-2020.
Since then, Benrazzouk has supported SMEs by scaling up the agency’s flagships programs Moussanada and Imtiaz.
The Moussanada program aims to improve the productivity of 500 SMEs per year and improve their competitiveness in terms of cost, time, and quality.
The Imtiaz program aims to finance 50 development projects presented by SMEs with high growth potential to facilitate access to bank credit and support the most successful companies to make higher revenues and be more profitable.
Maroc PME also has several ambitious objectives to fund small and medium-sized enterprises.
Larbi Benrazzouk graduated as an engineer from Rabat’s Mohammedia School of Engineering. He also holds a specialized graduate studies degree in patrimonial and financial management from Montpelier University.