Chair of the Board of ES Tunisia

Mehdi Ben Abdallah

Mehdi is Chair of the Board of Expectation State Tunisia

Mehdi is a senior executive with almost two decades of experience in the Energy Sector, International Trade and Economic Diplomacy.

Mehdi is the Founder and Managing Partner of Excalibur International Advisory (EXIA), an independent firm focused on supporting businesses and governments in investment and trade. He is also the President of the Tunisian-British Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce in London and the American Chamber of Commerce in Tunisia. He is a Founding Member and the former President of the Tunisian Council for Bilateral Chambers.

Mehdi has held several senior leadership positions within multinational companies including General Manager with Shell and Vice-President (and acting President) with BG in Tunisia. He was entrusted to lead several hundred-million, complex government and commercial negotiations with high value impact, and lead sensitive stakeholder engagements on critical issues.

He was also the Executive Director in charge of International Relations at UTICA, the leading confederation of Tunisian businesses, where he helped to reposition the Tunisian private sector internationally and supported alongside the government the negotiations of several bilateral and multilateral investment and trade agreements.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Commercial Diplomacy and a Master’s Degree in International Business Administration (MBA) from MIIS in the US. He also obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from IHEC in Tunisia.

He is married and has two daughters.