Tourad ABDEL BAGHI

Photo Tourad Abdel Baghi

Tourad ABDEL BAGHI

General Director of the Société Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures et du Patrimoine Minier

Mr Abdel Baghi graduated in 1991 from ENIG, Tunisia, where he majored in chemical engineering. In 1992, he joined the “Société Mauritanienne de Gaz” (SO MA GAZ), of which he later became the Director of Operations.
In 2004, Mr Abdel Baghi joined the “Groupe Project Chinguetti” (GPC), created by the Mauritanian Government on the eve of the exploitation of the Chinguetti oil field. In 2005, he began studying at Curtin University in Perth, West Australia, where he was awarded a Master degree in Petroleum Engineering in 2006.
He is among the first group of executives of the “Société Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures”, of which he successively became the Head of the Reservoir Department, Deputy Director General, Director of Studies and Development, and Director of Upstream Activities, before being appointed in November 2019 as its Managing Director. Thus, Mr. Abdel Baghi has been at the forefront of oil activity in Mauritania and in the MSGBC basin for its entire recent history.