Tarik is Market Development Manager, Africa at Wärtsilä Energy, a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for energy markets with more than 72GW of power plant capacity delivered in 180 countries around the world.

Tarik has an extensive experience in delivering EPC projects across the African continent, he has led high-stakes international power generation projects in 9 African countries (more than 700MW), addressing the key customer segments (utility, IPP and C&I). Among others, Tarik successfully managed the design and the execution of the largest isolated solar PV and thermal hybrid power plant in Africa (Essakane project, Burkina Faso).

Tarik has a longstanding ambition to actively participate in the reshaping of the African energy sector. Today, he is passionate about helping African energy market stakeholders pave the path towards a 100% renewable energy future.

Tarik holds a MSc in Mechanical and Energetic Engineering from Université Claude Bernard – Lyon I (France). In addition, he holds an Executive MBA degree in Energy Management at BI Norwegian Business School which comprises of modules at UC Berkeley Haas, California, USA and IFP School, Paris, France.