Mehdi is a senior executive with almost two decades in the Energy Sector and in International Trade and Commercial Diplomacy.

Mehdi is currently the Founder and Managing Partner of Excalibur International Advisory (EXIA), an independent firm focused on supporting businesses and governments in investment and trade. He is also the President of the Tunisian-British Chamber of Commerce and Board Member of the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce in London; He is a Founding Member and the former President of the Tunisian Council for Bilateral Chambers.

Mehdi has held several senior leadership positions within multinational companies including General Manager with Shell and Vice-President (and acting President) with BG in Tunisia. He was entrusted to lead several hundred-million, complex government and commercial negotiations with high value impact, and lead sensitive stakeholders’ engagements for various critical issues in sensitive times.

He was also the Executive Director in charge of International Relations at UTICA (The Tunisian Employers’ Association) where he helped to reposition the Tunisian private sector internationally and supported alongside the government the negotiations of several bilateral and multilateral investment and trade agreements.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Commercial Diplomacy and a Master’s Degree in International Business Administration (MBA) from MIIS in the US. He also obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from IHEC in Tunisia.

He is married and has two daughters.