Mosaic elects its chief operating officer Joc as new CEO

Mosaic elects its chief operating officer Joc as new CEO

6:15 AM, 16th May 2015
Mosaic elects its chief operating officer Joc as new CEO
James “Joc” O’Rourke to succeed James Prokopanko as the company’s president and CEO on 5 August.

PLYMOUTH, US: Producer of phosphate and potash crop nutrients Mosaic Company said it has elected James “Joc” O’Rourke to its board of directors, to succeed James Prokopanko as the company’s president and CEO on 5 August.

“The board has long benefited from Joc’s insight, and we are pleased to have him join the board as part of Mosaic's CEO transition,” said Robert Lumpkins, chairman of Mosaic’s board of directors.

O’Rourke has served as Mosaic’s executive vice president - operations and chief operating officer since 2012 and joined the company as executive vice president - operations in 2009. Prior to joining Mosaic, O’Rourke was president, Australia Pacific for Barrick Gold Corp, the largest gold producer in Australia, where he was responsible for the Australia Pacific business unit.

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