Faces that make Pöyry Great - Tarik Rahal's Story

"After 60 years, the spirit of Dr. Jaakko Pöyry still enlightens our work and lives, where we are committed to putting the client first."

Tarik Rahal, Country Manager, Algeria

Pöyry is a great place to work because of its leading position, its people, and the contribution the company is making to make a better world

My current position is the country manager in Algeria and I am in charge of the 4 railway projects here. One of those projects is for the Design Engineering of a 100km railway (project finished and delivered) and three currently running projects (monitoring and control of railway projects 55km, 150km and 175km). I am also in charge of the support of all Pöyry activities in Algeria for the Tissue, and Pulp & Paper sectors and the prospection of new markets for the energy and water units.

The challenges and the new situations that we are confronted with everyday motivate me in my daily work. As a first class company, you are consulted and asked for solutions by your client. As the country manager, you have a responsibility to represent Pöyry. It is always important to make the best impressions with our clients and to always deliver solid results.

Pöyry is a great place to work because of its leading position, its people, and the contribution the company is making to make a better world (Plastic, Digitalization, Infrastructure) and the intrapreneurial culture and spirit. It is rewarding to work for Pöyry in both a personal and professional capacity.

My current work is a contribution to the development of the Algerian railway network, and given our expertise, we are controlling and supervising the most complex infrastructure projects in the country. Our clients trust us and rely on us to protect their interests.

Our work contributes to the extension and the development of the infrastructures in Algeria, but we are also prospecting in the renewable market in Algeria, and we want to be part of it in order to bring our expertise. We know that the country has a huge potential in the renewable sector (especially in solar) and believe that renewables are the future.

The TBBA Railway project (175km), originally blocked in 2005, has now been possible because of the involvement of the Pöyry experts, the technical solution brought by the team, and the trust of the client in our capabilities. This makes me proud because we were able to finalise the alignment and deliver results for the client.

Even after 60 years, the spirit of Dr. Jaakko Pöyry still enlightens our work and lives, where we are committed to putting the client first. The quality of services delivered by the experts is the trademark of Pöyry and as a high performance organisation we have to show the path to all the rest of the companies by improving ourselves and protecting our environment in order to leave a better world to the next generation.

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