MOSAIC’s President & Chief Executive Officer JAMES O’ ROURKE to receive the 2018 BRAZIL-FLORIDA BUSINESS AWARD
We are very pleased to announce Mr. James O’Rourke, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Mosaic Company as the recipient of the 2018 Brazil-Florida Business Award. This prestigious honor is awarded annually to remarkable business leaders and corporations for their extraordinary contributions to the economic development of Brazil and Florida.
James O’Rourke, also known as “Joc”, has been Mosaic's Chief Executive Officer and President since August 2015. Prior to that, Mr. O'Rourke served in the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations since joining the company in 2009. He has over 25 years of experience in operating global mining enterprises and has spearheaded a variety of large scale expansion projects. Mr. O'Rourke was selected as awardee by the Brazil-Florida Business Council (BFBC) for his continued contributions to the economic and social lives of both Brazil and Florida. At Mosaic, he has led programs to improve operational efficiency, lower production costs and advance sustainability performance through water, energy and greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
The Mosaic Company is one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients for the global agriculture industry. Florida is the home of Mosaic’s phosphate operations headquarters. Mosaic's recent acquisition of Vale Fertilizantes in Brazil, is the next step in its global growth strategy and expands the company's market access to one of the key agricultural economies in the world. The acquisition doubled the size of Mosaic's global workforce and grew its output in the Americas by adding 4.5 million tons of phosphate production capacity in Brazil.
Mr. José Luis Cutrale, Chairman of the Board at the Cutrale Group and the 2017 Brazil-Florida Business Award honoree will introduce Mr. O’Rourke on this special occasion.
We look forward to another memorable Award Ceremony and Luncheon and we hope you will join us to salute Mr. O’Rourke and welcome Mr. Cutrale back to Tampa!
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