Chaher Boulakhras

CEO, Sonelgaz, Algeria


Mr Chaher Boulakhras is a State Engineer in Petroleum Economics. He joined Sonelgaz in December 1999 as a Design Engineer in the former Constantine Zone / Electricity and Gas Distribution Division. He has held several positions of responsibility as Head of District (Akbou city), Head of Commercial Department (Bejaia Agency), Regional Director of Distribution (Tamanrasset and Tizi-Ouzou cities), before being appointed Chairman and CEO of SKTM, Sonelgaz Subsidiary, in charge of the implementation of the Renewable Energies program, of production of the South networks and the Engineering. Since June 2019, Mr Boulakhras has been chairman and CEO of Sonelgaz Group. He has participated in several national and international events, as a VIP Speaker in different events worldwide: the days organized by Interior Ministry on energy efficiency, Dii Algeria Workshop (FCE: Business Leaders Forum, Algiers), the Algeria-EU business forum, the Arab-Chinese Summit in Beijing, the 11th German-African Forum in Hamburg, the RES4MED Africa held in Rome, AOP (Africa Oil & Power) in Cape Town. He is also Chair or Vice-Chair in a lot of international associations such as Med-TSO, OME, COMELEC, and also a member of the board of directors and general assembly in other associations.
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