Following qualification as a Chemical Engineer, Mr. Tahiri spent 30 years in the petroleum refinery industry. He served in various roles including a Senior Project Engineer overseeing rehabilitation project and the construction of a new hydrocracker complex at the refinery. He also served as a start-up and commissioning manger before taking over as the operations manager for a number of years. Mr. Tahiri continued his career serving as the refinery manager in charge of operations, maintenance, engineering, safety, and inspections. During his career, Mr. Tahiri was involved in a number of complex incident investigations following natural catastrophes, machinery breakdown and other incidents at the refinery. He also contributed and led teams responsible for the design of a new hydrocracking complex overseeing all aspects of the project starting with plot plan determination and related area classification to start-up and commissioning.
Mr Tahiri is tasked with growing CEERISK’s oil & gas and petrochemical practice as well as expanding our service offering to French speaking markets in West Africa.
In his role at CEERISK he will be responsible for conducting complex forensic investigations to determine the root cause of major and complex losses in oil & gas as well as petrochemical plants, including fires, explosions, machinery breakdown and workplace accidents.
When necessary, Mr Tahiri will act as an expert witness, preparing expert reports and giving evidence in different legal proceedings including arbitration, mediation and litigation
With his vast experience in the industry, Mr Tahiri will also carry out detailed risk surveys and assessments of downstream plants, including oil & gas refineries and other petrochemical plants. He will lead a team of chemical engineers in different CEERISK offices around the MENA region.
When Mohamed is not working, he can often be found pursuing a number of personal interests. including playing guitar, flute and piano as well as charcoal drawing, football and fencing. Mohamed lives with his family in Mohammedia, a beautiful port city on the west coast of Morocco outside Casablanca.
Mohammed can be reached at m.Tahiri@ceerisk.com