General Director of Hydrocarbons
Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mines, Mauritania
Mr. Moustapha Bechir holds a degree in Production Engineering from Polytech'Tours-France and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble-France (in 2003). He joined the Chinguetti Project Group as a petroleum engineering and development engineer in 2004. He subsequently held various hierarchical positions within the SMHPM, going from the Production Department Manager to the Oil Downstream Director.
During the 13 years spent at the SMHPM, Mr. Bechir has gained experience in the development and production of oil projects. He has also been part of several internal committees in charge of setting up SMHPM's strategic projects. In January 2017, he was promoted to the position of Director General of Hydrocarbons at the Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mines.