Dr. Taoumi has been leading Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency projects and technology deployment for over 35 years. He has conducted numerous feasibility and planning studies, building programs and has implemented projects on the ground. He assisted local institutions to develop strategic plans in sustainable energy. He managed numerous seminars and training workshops concerning the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency. Dr. Taoumi was also engaged in several initiatives and projects funded by the EU, JICA (Japan), US AID and GIZ (Germany).
Dr. Taoumi held several key positions including Technical Director and Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director within the National Renewable Energy Centre (CDER) in Morocco as well as Executive Secretary of the Mediterranean Association of the National Agencies for Energy Conservation (MEDENER- Network)- Spain.
Between 2010 and December 2015, as a Regional Programme Officer for North Africa and the Middle East region (MENA) within the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the first global intergovernmental organisation dedicated to all renewables, Dr. Taoumi managed several projects and initiatives across MENA region including the Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA), assessment of local manufacturing potential in the Arab region and the Pan Arab Clean Energy initiative (PACE).
As a Clean Energy Technology Key Expert within the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network (an EU funder initiative) since January 2016, Dr. Taoumi coordinates the technical part of the work-programme for the working areas: (i) Renewables Energy (ii) Energy Efficiency (iii) Interconnections and Electricity Market Integration (iv) Carbon Capture and Storage (v) Clean fuels and (vi) climate change as a cross cutting topic.
Among other positions, Dr. Taoumi is an active member on several organisations, conferences and networks around the world.
Dr. Taoumi holds a PhD in Electrochemistry from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG) in France and master's degrees in Electrochemical Engineering and Management Science, he is fluent in English, French, Spanish as well as Arabic.