Abderahim El Hafidi

General Secretary, Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment
Kingdom of Morocco

Abderrahim El Hafidi was honored by His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, with the National Royal Order of Merit to the Rank of Officer, in reward for services and works rendered regarding the development and implementation of the new Moroccan energy strategy and the Morocco’s renewable energy program by 2030. Mr Hafidi has an engineering background; he graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Rabat and has 32 years’ experience in the field of energy and in particular electricity, natural gas, renewable energy and regulation.

He is the editor in chief of the new Moroccan energy regulatory framework regarding Renewables energies, power generation, transmission and distribution, natural gas, oil products, nuclear safety, and he currently oversees its implementation. He has spent his entire career at the Ministry in charge of Energy where he held several positions including Director of Electricity and Renewable energy, Head of Natural Gas and fossil fuels Department, head of Renewables Energies and Energy Efficiency Department, Head of energy Infrastructure and Facilities Department.

Mr. Abderrahim El Hafidi oversaw several energy projects (Power, Renewables energies, Natural gas, LPG, oil, coal fire…), animated, and represented Morocco in several events and international conferences in the fields of electricity, natural gas, oil and renewables energies. One of his greatest professional achievement is overseeing the implementation of the new Moroccan energy strategy and renewable energy projects.

Mr Abderrahim El Hafidi is currently Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment.

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