Krista Maruca


Krista joined OCP North America at its launch in 2016. OCP NA is the regional subsidiary of OCP Group, one of the world’s leaders in phosphate production headquartered in Morocco. She now manages sustainability initiatives for the company after two years leading policy and regulatory analysis. Central to OCP’s approach to sustainable agriculture are the 4Rs, applying fertilizer at the right place, right time, right rate and right source. Krista engages with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to find new ways to advance the 4Rs through research, innovation, and in-field partnerships with a particular focus on the environmental benefits of the approach on soil health and water quality. She is also engaged in the Group’s efforts to integrate sustainability across the supply chain. Krista manages membership in several corporate engagement initiatives for OCP North America, including Field to Market and the Sustainable Phosphorous Alliance.

Prior to joining OCP, Krista worked in international development. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Berkane, Morocco, where she partnered with local associations to design and implement youth development programs. She has also previously served as a fellow at the US Department of Agriculture and provided consultant services for a variety of international development projects in Africa.

Krista holds two master’s degrees, from Columbia University and Sciences Po-Paris, where she studied international development and security in Africa. She received a bachelor’s degree from American University in Washington, DC for her studies in US Foreign Policy in the Middle East. She speaks French and Moroccan Arabic. A Minnesota native, Krista currently resides in Washington, DC with her family.