Mr. Rachid HACHICHI was born in April 24, 1964. He holds a degree of Qualified Engineer from the National Institute of Hydrocarbons and Chemistry INHC BOUMERDES. INHC’s 1987 valedictorian. After he finished his engineering studies, Mr Rachid HACHICHI joined SONATRACH in September 1987. He worked in the country’s deep south for 27 years, progressively as: • Field engineer for 9 years. • Supervisor for 8 years. • Division Manager for 5 years. • Regional Production Manager for 5 years. Since 2014, in Algiers, he held the following positions: • Production Division Manager • Upstream Vice President ad interim • Advisor to the CEO • Central Director of HSE • Production Division Director for a second time until April 23rd; 2019 Mr. Rachid HACHICHI was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SONATRACH on April 24th; 2019.