Tarik has more than 10 years’ managerial experience in leading the development of large scale power generation projects in Morocco, including IPPs and PPP projects and for different fuels and technologies including thermal power plants (clean coal and gas) and renewables (wind and solar).
He has managed key projects that have served as a guiding platform for a wider implementation of energy projects in Morocco. These include the 850MW Integrated Wind Project, Safi Clean Coal Fired Power Plant (1,400MW), Tarfaya wind farm (301MW), Taza wind farm (150MW), Jorf Lasfar Clean Coal Fired Power Plant (Units 5&6 – 700MW), and the extension of Jorf Lasfar Port.
Earlier in his career at ONEE, Tarik was head of the gas turbine division. He established ONEE’s first long-term maintenance contracts with GE for the Mohammedia and Kenitra plants and managed the retrofitting of ONEE’s gas turbine fleet
Before joining ONEE, Tarik was head of the electricity, water and wastewater dispatching systems at Lydec Casablanca (Engie Group), and has served as a R&D engineer at CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and at CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) in Geneva.
Tarik is an engineer and has an MBA from Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées Paris, France, a Master’s degree in Industrial IT Systems from Ecole Centrale and INSA Lyon, France, and a Master’s degree (engineer diploma) in Electrical Engineering and in Automation from Ecole Centrale- Supelec (Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité) Paris, France.
Tarik is a panellist at the Africa Investment Exchange: Gas meeting at RSA House, London on 5-6 April.