Nordine Ait-Laoussine

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Nordine Ait-Laoussine "is currently President of Nalcosa, an energy consulting firm based in Geneva (Switzerland). After serving in various capacities in the Algerian Ministry for Industry and Energy between 1965 and 1969, MrAit-Laoussine was appointed in 1970 to the position of Senior Executive Vice President of Sonatrach in charge of the company’s upstream activities and in 1972 to the position of Senior Executive Vice President in charge of the downstream. Following his departure from Sonatrach in September 1979, Mr Ait-Laoussine established himself as an International Consultant, first in Vienna (Austria) where he served as Advisor to the OPEC Secretariat, and then in Geneva, where he created Nalcosa in 1980. Mr Ait-Laoussine was appointed in 1981 as Managing Director of Geneva-based International Energy Development Corporation (IEDC) and President of IED Consultants. Following the takeover of the IEDC Group by KPC, Mr Ait-Laoussine was appointed in July 1985 as Chief Operating Officer of Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co., (a wholly owned subsidiary of KPC) and served in this capacity until December 1986. Mr Ait-Laoussine played an active role within OPEC during the 1970s. He served as Minister of Energy in the Algerian Government from June 1991 to July 1992." [1]

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  1. Speaker, cwclng, accessed November 9, 2009.