An experienced business continuity and resilience consultant, with a strong security and crisis management background in both military and civil environments. Raouf has a proven experience working in high-risk environments with a strong leadership and communication skills, and a unique way of solving problems and building teamwork capacities. He has a distinguished experience in developing policies, plans, and procedures in the security, safety, crisis and emergency management, business continuity and organisational resilience in a variety of industrial and business sectors.
During his career, he has worked with different clients in the USA, France, Italy, Canada, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Benin, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, and other countries. This included several sectors such as government, military, maritime and port authorities, Oil and Gaz, NGOs, International organisations, education, health, social security, insurance, and financial fields.
A highly effective communicator, briefing at senior government level, as well as to Ambassadors and COPs on a range of business continuity, risk management, crisis management and security issues, as well as dealing with the international media. Considerable experience working directly with CEOs and other industry leaders, supporting business goals and operational planning. Able to balance tact and diplomacy with frank and forthright assessments, engendering a collaborative approach to gain buy-in at all levels.
A Member of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), PECB ISO 22301 Senior Lead Implementer, winner of the BCI Africa awards 2021, a BCI Approved Instructor (BC Training), PECB certified Trainer and is also an approved instructor at the National Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Promotion (CNFCPP) in Tunisia. Vice Chair of the BCI North and West Africa Chapter and member of the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP). Speaker at the national and international levels, and this includes the BCI World Horizons international Conference 2021, The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), universities and schools, mainly on business continuity and crisis management.