Mr. Mustapha Mokass is a world-renowned expert in designing smart, innovative solutions to three of the most pressing challenges of our times: poverty, food insecurity and climate change. Within the World Bank and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) he focuses on innovative risk-sharing and public-private partnerships to decrease carbon emissions by scaling up the transfer of technologies towards developing countries.
Since 2010, Mokass has been committed to the development of his home country by mobilizing international social investors in support of the agriculture development and the renewable energy development strategies, specifically focused on solar and wind energy. In 2011, he founded the sustainability advisory and investment firm BEYA Capital, based in Casablanca, which specializes in climate and carbon finance.
Mokass is committed to implementing concrete financial and technological models to fight poverty and climate change in MENA and African regions. He is also the co-founder of the successful Marrakech-based ecotourism social enterprise Terres D’Amanar founded in 2005, which employs 150 people in rural areas of the Atlas Mountains.
He is a visiting professor of HEC Paris Social and Sustainable Innovation Chair and has authored a book, Fostering a Global Clean Energy Market. In 2016, he was named one of the top 100 most influential leaders in Africa.
Mokass is a graduate of the Sustainable Development Program at HEC Paris and holds a Master of Science degree in urban and environmental engineering. In 2015, he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.