About usTeam


Anis Aouini, Saphonian’s Inventor, Co-Founder & Chairman

Anis has over 10 years of experience in leading Oil & Gas companies including Shell and Schlumberger. His previous function entailed a regional HSE management role covering Tunisia & Algeria. Anis is a Certified Senior HSE Auditor / Technical Expert; he designed and developed number of innovative cleantech processes and energy-efficient solutions, including 2 international patents (and 3 other patents under publication). Anis holds an engineering degree in Applied Sciences to New Technologies from INSAT (one of the top engineering schools in Tunisia).
Hassine Labaied, Partner & Co-Founder
Hassine has over 12 years of experience in the banking industry within top financial institutions. He has a solid background in business development, risk management and strategic planning. Prior to co-founding Saphon Energy with Anis, Hassine was a Director at Citibank based in Dubai where he was in charge of managing the top tier local corporate team. Hassine holds a BA from IHEC Carthage and an executive MBA from London Business School.
Belgacem Aouini, Scientific Advisor
Mr. Belgacem is a prominent electrical and mechanical engineer with an impressive track record of 40 years in the field of the power production. His previous function entailed the role of Chief Operating Officer at STEG (Tunisian National Electric Utility) in charge of operating 24 power production units using different technologies (Gas, Steam, Combined, Hydraulic and Wind). Mr. Belgacem holds an engineering degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from ESTP Paris.


Asma Ben Braïek, Integrated Systems Manager

Asma holds a Master degree from one of the top Tunisian engineering schools, ENIT. Asma is in charge of piloting and implementing various QHSE guidelines and the prepation of Saphon's manual of procedures. She started her career as regional HSE manager at Global Certif.
Ahlem Mâaloul, Office Manager
Ahlem holds a license in Economic and Social Administration from the Tunisian Institute of Labour and Social Studies. She is in charge of the administrative and logistics matters. She started her career as Office Manager at Global Certif.