Oral history interview with Mohamed Akrout, 2015
Mohamed Akrout was President and CEO of ETAP, the Tunisian Enterprise of Petroleum Activities, at the time of the interview. Under Zine El Abdine Ben Ali, he served as Director-General of Energy.
Scope and Contents
Mohamed Akrout, the CEO of ETAP [l'Entreprise Tunisienne d'Activités Pétrolières], gives an overview of the development of the energy sector leading up to and following the Tunisian Revolution. He provides insight on how allegations of corruption affected his sector and on how juridical concerns raised by the new constitution shaped this significant area of the country's economy during the transitional period. He also comments on Mehdi Jomaa's governing style and the benefits of having foreign experts involved in the technocratic government.
Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2015.