Madame Amina Benkhadra

Madame Amina Benkhadra

General Director ONHYM

  • Currently General Director of the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines
  • Previous Minister in charge of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment 2007 - 2012
  • Previous Secretary of State responsible for the mining sector development 1997 - 1998
  • Civil Engineer of Mines from the National Superior School of Mines of Nancy and Doctor Engineer from the national Superior School of Mines of Paris
 
Civil Engineer of Mines from the National Superior School of Mines of Nancy in 1987, Mrs. Benkhadra is also a Doctor Engineer in mine sciences and techniques (ENSM Paris). She also had management trainings at the University of Columbia in the year 1990.
Her career started in 1982 at the Mines Research and Participation Office (BRPM) where she held several positions of responsibility in the feasibility of mining projects and the management of the portfolio of more than 30 subsidiaries of the previous BRPM.
In 1994, she was appointed Director of Mines at the Ministry in charge of Energy, Mines, then Secretary of State in charge of mining sector development (1997-1998). As such, Mrs. Benkhadra led and supervised the implementation of a new strategy for the mining sector development.
She became Director of the BRPM in 1998, then General Director of the National Office of Oil Research and Exploitation “ONAREP” (August2000 – November 2003), before getting appointed as a General Director of the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines (ONHYM) on the 11th of November 2003, where she contributed to the reform of the previous ONAREP by implementing a policy of exploration promotion. She conducted the merger of BRPM and ONAREP and supervised the creation of ONHYM.
In October 2007, she was appointed as a Minister in charge of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment. As such, Mrs. Benkhadra contributed to the implementation of  new energy, water and environment strategies by the launch of many programs, particularly in the renewable energies field and the enactment of new laws and decrees.
 
International activities: Promotion of renewable energy and sustainable development. President of the Moroccan delegation of symposia on mining investment in Africa organized by MIGA (World Bank Group) in Montreal and Denver.
 
Associative Activities
  • President of the Mineral Industry Federation (FDIM) (2000 – 2009)
  • Member of the Bou Regreg Association
  • Member of the Moroccan Association of Research and Development
  • Vice-President of the Mines Engineers Association of Paris – Nancy – St Etienne
  • Vice-President of the National Choeur of Morocco (Classic music and singing)
 
Awards: Wissam Al Arch, the order of Officer - Prize for Arab-European organization for environment-Legion of Honour from the Republic of France-
 

Time and date Venue Topic Speakers

Thursday 07/11/2019

From 10:00 To 11:00

11/07/2019 10:00 11/07/2019 11:00 Morocco National Showcase Theatre

National Showcase Theatre

"Morocco"

Madame Amina Benkhadra

Wednesday 06/11/2019

From 16:30 To 17:30

11/06/2019 16:30 11/06/2019 17:30 Regional Panel: North Africa As global companies settle on business in a $65 USD market, operators begin looking to invest in exploration and new frontiers. This compelling session provides a deep insight into the current operating landscape in some of the most highly sought-after regions. Across the hour, four presenters will uncover the above and below ground risks and opportunities in the continent’s regional hot spots.

Above Ground Risk
Political and commercial overview including: How does the region’s outlook on political stability shape new venture decision-making in the region’s oil and gas sector?

Below Ground Risk
Exploring the below ground risk and new insights into the region

NOC Insight
How has ONHYM reformed and reviewed their business landscape to compete on a global stage

Operator Insight
Why the region offers new venture activity: challenges and opportunities
Main Stage

Main Stage

"Regional Panel: North Africa"

Anthony Skinner Ben Sayers Madame Amina Benkhadra Mohamed Ali Khelil
Time and date

Thursday 07/11/2019

From 10:00 To 11:00

11/07/2019 10:00 11/07/2019 11:00 Morocco National Showcase Theatre
Venue

National Showcase Theatre

Topic
Speakers

Time and date

Wednesday 06/11/2019

From 16:30 To 17:30

11/06/2019 16:30 11/06/2019 17:30 Regional Panel: North Africa As global companies settle on business in a $65 USD market, operators begin looking to invest in exploration and new frontiers. This compelling session provides a deep insight into the current operating landscape in some of the most highly sought-after regions. Across the hour, four presenters will uncover the above and below ground risks and opportunities in the continent’s regional hot spots.

Above Ground Risk
Political and commercial overview including: How does the region’s outlook on political stability shape new venture decision-making in the region’s oil and gas sector?

Below Ground Risk
Exploring the below ground risk and new insights into the region

NOC Insight
How has ONHYM reformed and reviewed their business landscape to compete on a global stage

Operator Insight
Why the region offers new venture activity: challenges and opportunities
Main Stage
Venue

Main Stage

Topic
Speakers