Mohamed Lamine Chakhari

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Mohamed Lamine Chakhari (born 1957) is a Tunisian politician. He serves as the Minister of Industry under Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Mohamed Lamine Chakhari was born on 17 May 1957 in Foussana.[2] He received a PhD in Mechanical engineering.[2]

Career and politics[edit]

He works as a university professor at the National School of Engineers of Tunis. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of an industrial company and the head of its mechanical engineering department.[2] He is a member of the Ennahda Movement.[2]

Minister[edit]

On 20 December 2011, after former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was deposed, he joined the Jebali Cabinet as Minister of Industry and Commerce.[2] On 16 February 2012, he became Minister of Industry only, and his former deputy minister, Bechir Zaafouri, became Minister of Trade and Handicraft.[3]

In May 2012, he announced that natural gas lines would reach the governorates of Kasserine, Siliana, Jendouba, Beja, and El Kef in Northwestern Tunisia.[4] In June 2012, he unveiled a $2.5 billion investment strategy in solar energy for the Société Tunisienne de l'Electricité et du Gaz (STEG).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CIA World Leaders
  2. ^ a b c d e f Ahmed Ellali, Mohamed Lamine Chakhari, Tunisia Live, 22 December 2011
  3. ^ Le ministère de l’Industrie et du Commerce est scindé en deux, Business News, 20 April 2012
  4. ^ Farah Samti, Natural Gas Lines to Reach Tunisia’s Northwestern Region, Tunisia Live, 11 May 2012
  5. ^ Mohamed Guesmi, Solar Energy in Tunisia to Benefit Most from $2.5 Billion Investment, Tunisia Live, 6 June 2012