Global Phosphate &Compound Fertilizer Industry

Development Conference


  • Zhou Zhuye

    Member of the communist party of China, senior engineer, bachelor degree, major in chemical engineering, former deputy director of technical supervision department of Chemical Industry Ministry; Deputy director and director of the policy and regulation department of the State Administration of Petroleum and Chemical Industry; Director of quality department ,deputy secretary general and director and secretary general of quality department of science and technology of China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association. He is currently vice chairman of China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation and chairman of China Phosphate & Compound Fertilizer Industry Association.

  • Fusuo Zhang

    Dr Fusuo Zhang is professor of Plant Nutrition at China Agricultural University in Beijing, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. His group has developed a series of integrated crop and nutrient management technologies to increase crop yield and improve nutrient use efficiency, while reduce environmental pollution. Through the vast network and governmental action the great changes have been made for transformation of agriculture in China. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed papers, including the prestige Science, Nature and PNAS, and received many national awards and international prizes. In 2018, he received honorary doctorate from Wageningen University and Lancaster University.

  • Zineb Bazza

    GSP Consultant Zineb is a soil scientist and recent graduate from the University of British Columbia (UBC). She completed her M.Sc. in Soil Sciences at UBC with the Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes Laboratory and her BSc. in Applied Biology with a focus in plant and soil sciences. During the past few years, Zineb has worked on different projects with local companies as well as with the Ministry of Agriculture in British Columbia, where she focused on the effects of different soil amendments on crop productivity. She specializes in soil fertility, nutrient cycling and greenhouse gas emissions. Her work at the GSP focuses on Pillars 1 (Soil Management) and 3 (Research), as well as providing technical support on various projects.

  • Yang Sanke

    Mr. Yang Sanke, male, the Deputy Party Secretary, the General Manager of Wengfu Group Co., Ltd, the Director of the National Important Laboratory of Low and Medium Grade Phosphate Rock Resource Utilization , the Vice President of China\'s Sulphuric Acid Industry Association, the Committee Member of Guizhou Standardization Committee, the Guizhou Provincial Experts, who works in phosphorus and phosphate chemical industry fields for over 30 years. In his career, Yang Sanke insists relying on scientific and technological innovation to establish and promote more than 10 innovation platforms, organizes 2 national science and technology supporting projects, and has participated in establishing 19 national and industrial standards. Contributed in mining and beneficiation of low and middle grade phosphate rock, as well as the utilization and recycling of fluorine and iodine from phosphate rocks, Yang Sanke promoted a number of research and development of industrial technology innovation and industrialization, helping to improve the overall level of phosphorus chemical industry in China. Under his leadership, Wengfu realized more than 30% growth annually. The high speed development allows the enterprise to transform and upgrade to be a new phosphorous chemical enterprise from a traditional phosphate fertilizer one, and Wengfu is developing to be a leading phosphate and chemical enterprise. Entering the new era, Yang Sanke, as the leader of the management team, is leading Wengfu firmly in accordance with the unified deployment of the provincial party committee and government, and firmly to accelerate the pace of transformation and upgrading, implementing the optimal allocation of phosphorus resources, insisting on phosphorus and phosphorus chemicals as the core business, fluorine & silicon new materials, modern coal chemical industry and clean energy, eco-environmental protection industry and production service industry as the auxiliaries, the so called \"One Core and Three Auxiliaries\" industrial transformation development direction, and leading Wengfu to building the “Four World Leading Technologies” in the wet-process phosphoric acid purification, anhydrous hydrogen fluoride, high-end fine phosphate and phosphorus new energy battery materials, and striving to achieve the vision of “building a global pioneer in phosphate chemical industry”.

  • Luc Maene

    Luc Maene is a Belgian national. He graduated from the University of Gent in 1970. He joined the Belgian Administration for Development Cooperation and was stationed, first in Tunisia, followed by Malaysia. In 1980, he went back to Brussels and was involved in project evaluation. In 1982, he joined the United Nations as the Team Leader of the Fertilizer Advisory, Development and Information Network for Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok. In 1987, he joined IFA and retired as its Director General at the end of 2012. Luc Maene has been Vice Chairman of the Board of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC). He is past Chairman of the Board of the Fertilizer Industry Round Table (FIRT). He is Past President of the European Society of Association Executives (ESAE). He was awarded a Doctorate honoris causa in Agriculture by the University Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2006. In 2014, he was a Visiting Professor at the University Putra Malaysia. He is currently Immediate Past President of the International Fertiliser Society. Since 2013, Luc Maene is the Director of the Luxembourg based consultancy company LM Agri Ltd.

  • Gregor Pasda

    Dr. Gregor Pasda, Agronomist, more than 25 years with BASF, fertilizer specialist especially in nitrification and urease inhibitors.

  • Bio Rim Bennani

    Ms Rim Bennani was appointed as VP Sales East Asia & Oceania in March 2018. Rim has been working for OCP Group for more than 8 years. She was previously VP Group Strategy for 4 years and worked on Strategy & M&A dossiers within the Chairman Office. Before OCP Group, she worked for Exane BNP Paribas covering Chemicals & Ag Input stocks, as an Equity Research VP. Rim holds a Master of Science in Business Management, with a Finance Major, from HEC Paris.


    Mr. Rakesh Kapur, President of International Fertilizer Association (IFA), is the Joint Managing Director, Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd. (IFFCO), which is the largest fertilizer Cooperative in the World with a turnover of USD 4 Billion (2018-19). Mr. Kapur has been associated with the fertilizer sector for the past 25 years. Mr. Kapur held various senior positions in Government of India in the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Municipal Corporation of Delhi and Ministry of Finance (Income Tax Department) prior to his joining IFFCO in the year 2000 as Finance Director. Mr. Kapur serves on the Board of Directors of several Indian and Foreign Companies apart from being the Managing Director of two Indian Companies, Vice-Chairman of one Joint Venture Company and Chairman of another Joint Venture Company. He was the Chairman, Fertilizer Association of India (FAI) during 2015-17 and Oman India Fertilizer Company S.A.O.C. during 2009-10 and 2014-15. He has traveled widely and participated in various national and international Seminars / Conferences, and presented papers on different subjects. Mr. Kapur is a former Indian Revenue Service Officer who holds B. Tech Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi with a Post-Graduation in Management.

  • Yves Caprara

    Mr. Yves Caprara joined Prayon in 1989 as Managing Director of its commercial branch Prayon UK Plc in Harpenden. Prior to joining Prayon Yves Caprara served as Marine Distribution Planner and later as Customer Service Manager at Exxon Chemicals Europe from June 1989 until Sept 1994. In 1994 he became General Manager of Europhos SA – a joint venture between Rhodia and Prayon specialized in speciality phosphates before becoming the CFO of the Prayon group in 1998. M. Caprara was apppointed CEO of the Prayon group in 2008 following the retirement of Prayon’s outgoing General Manager Willy Marlier. He holds a Master degree from Solvay Business School – University of Brussels. M. Caprara is the former president of Greenwin – Pole of competitivity of the Walloon region dedicated to green chemistry and environmental technologies and is serving as a member of HEC Liege Supervisory Board and Director of UWE (Union Wallonne des Entreprises).

  • Ran Erel

    Research interests and Professional Expertise Root-soil interactions; Phosphorus chemistry is soils and phosphate acquisition by plants; Plant\'s response to nutrients deficiency; Physiological response of plants to nutrients; Plant nutrition under abiotic stress. University Education Dates Description 2003 – 2005 B.Sc. in Agronomy, Soil and Water Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel 2006 – 2009 M.Sc. in Plant Science in Agriculture (Cum Laude) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Supervision by: Prof. Amnon Schwartz. Dr. Arnon Dag and Dr. Uri Yermiyahu 2010 – 2014 Ph.D. in Plant Science in Agriculture at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Supervision by: Prof. Amnon Schwartz and Dr. Uri Yermiyahu 2014 – 2015 Postdoctoral position at. INRA, UMR Eco&Sols Montpellier, France with Prof. Philippe Hinsinger Positions Held and Academic Status 2009 – 2014 Extension Service Advisor; Israeli Bio-Organic Agriculture Association (IBOAA). Olive cultivation specialist. 2016-to date Research Scientist at the ARO, The Volcani Center, Gilat