Sofiene Ben Tounes was appointed Minister of Energy and Mines on Saturday, January 16, 2021 during the cabinet reshuffle announced by the prime minister
Hichem Mechichi. Sofiene Ben Tounes is the CEO of General Electric (GE) for North East Africa.
Mr Ben Tounes is an engineer by training, graduated from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble. He has served in large companies such as Schlumberger, as vice-president and general manager, and Total, in the Research & Development department.