Mosbah Helali is the CEO of SONEDE, the National Society for the Use and Distribution of Water, which serves 3 million people and has 53,000 km of pipeline, 14 desalination stations, 12 surface water treatment plants and 4000 hydraulic projects. He is concurrently the President of the board of directors of SONEDE-International. He holds a baccalauréat in mathematical sciences and an engineering degree in hydraulic and rural planning from the National Agronomy Institute of Tunisia. He also has a specialist degree in managing water for development from the National School for Rural Engineering of Water and Forests (ENGREF) in France.
Mr. Helali began his career as a global engineering consultant before joining SONEDE in 1992 as Project Manager. At SONEDE, he worked his way up to Head of Division for Hydraulic Studies in North-West Tunisia in 1996, then Territorial Director for the North and Greater Tunis Studies in 2007, and then to Central Director of Studies in 2013 before becoming its CEO. At the start of 2016, Mr. Helali additionally became the CEO of the ELKANOUET society (the National Society for the Manufacture of Large Diameter Pipes and Pre-stressed Concrete Special Pieces).
Mr. Helali has filled many other roles: expert consultant for Tunisian Technical Cooperation Abroad (ATCT); Tunisian representative for international delegations on management of water and development; developer of national decadal strategies for the water sector in Tunisia; member of the board of directors for multiple national companies; and member various professional associations. Furthermore, he recently supervised the establishment of the national programme for the reinforcing and securing the potable water supply to 2030.