Sofiane Ben Tounes
CEO, Oscar Infrastructure
Sofiane Ben Tounes has more than 23 years of international career over the five continents in Energy, infrastructure projects and top executive managerial positions with large size blue-chip western companies. He is the Chairman & CEO of Oscar Infrastructure Services.
Sofiane graduated in 1994 from the polytechnic institute of Grenoble, France. He holds an Engineering degree in physics with major in instrumentation and minor in nuclear physics and a Master in Signal Processing. He also holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics & Computer Science from Joseph Fourier University in 1993.
Sofiane started his career with TOTAL as an R&D geophysicist. He worked for 17 years with Schlumberger all over the globe and carried several responsibilities in engineering, R&D, Sales, Business development, operations, safety & security and executive management. His last positions with Schlumberger were VP & General Manager for Schlumberger Iraq and then Sudan.
In 2011, Sofiane joined General Electric as President & CEO for all businesses in North East Africa. In this position, he masterminded, structured the financing and executed successfully mega national infrastructure projects in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. He executed successful projects in several infrastructure domains such as Power, water, healthcare, transportation, Oil & Gas and renewables. During his 5 years with GE, he managed to increase the company revenue with zero security incidents in the high risk zones of his geographical area of operations.
In April 2016, Sofiane founded OSCAR Infrastructure Services, a company headquartered in Egypt with branches in Dubai, Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan, Jordan and Libya, operating all over Africa and the Middle East specialized in providing project development & execution and consultancy & engineering services in Power & Water, O&G, Renewable Energy and Healthcare.
Sofiane is a Tunisian Citizen, married with two kids. He is fluent in Arabic, English, French and Italian.