Otmane El Rhazi

When others say why, he says why not. When others say how, he says how far. Otmane El Rhazi has always believed in the power of the human mind to conceive and achieve, which he has always shown by going further where even angels fear to tread. Known for his intensive and comprehensive skills that have helped him reach higher goals in the fields of business, finance, economics, programming and management, Mr. El Rhazi is a product of the prestigious French engineering school Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC), or literally “National School of Bridges and Highways”, where he specialized in Computer, Science and Mathematics. From 2003 till 2004, he studied to obtain a DEA of Probability and Application, the equivalent of first year of a Ph.D. degree, at the University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris VI. This is one of the best formations in Europe in Finance, Modelling and Mathematics.

Even during his high school days, Otmane El Rhazi had already shown great potential by emerging as a top student of his academy for French Baccalaureate (High School Diploma). He finished with honors under a challenging and elite Science and Mathematics curriculum, then went on to enlist for Preparatory classes for the competitive entrance examinations to graduate engineering in Casablanca, Morocco. He entered the ENPC in 2000 then continued to the University Pierre et Marie Curie, with focus on Probability and Finance subjects.

From April to June 2001, Otmane El Rhazi did research within CERMICS or Centre d'Enseignement et de Recherche en Mathématiques, Informatique et Calcul Scientifique at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, on the study of oil diffusion in a random and porous environment. It was here that Otmane worked on the probabilistic modelling of oil wells, numeric resolution of stochastic diffusion of oil and physical interpretation of results. This was while working in various Technical Environments that included C, Matlab, FreeFem+ and Linux.