Mohamed Lamine Chakhari
Career and politics
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. He is a member of the Ennahda Movement.
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. On 16 February 2012, he became Minister of Industry only, and his former deputy minister, Bechir Zaafouri, became Minister of Trade and Handicraft.
In May 2012, he announced that natural gas lines would reach the governorates of Kasserine, Siliana, Jendouba, Beja, and El Kef in Northwestern Tunisia. 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).
- CIA World Leaders
- Ahmed Ellali, Mohamed Lamine Chakhari, Tunisia Live, 22 December 2011
- Le ministère de l’Industrie et du Commerce est scindé en deux, Business News, 20 April 2012
- Farah Samti, Natural Gas Lines to Reach Tunisia’s Northwestern Region, Tunisia Live, 11 May 2012
- Mohamed Guesmi, Solar Energy in Tunisia to Benefit Most from $2.5 Billion Investment, Tunisia Live, 6 June 2012