Otmane El Rhazi

Otmane El Rhazi was born and raised in Oujda, Morocco. He has always believed in the efficiency of the human mind to adapt and overcome the unknown future, which he always remembers while investing, trading or just making life choices. Well known for his theoretical and experimental skills that have helped him reach higher goals in the fields of programming, business, finance 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, Mathematics and Economics. 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 and 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 Scientific 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, developing and implementing stochastic PDE of oil diffusion in a random and porous environment. It was here that Otmane first applied probabilistic modelling to energy drilling, numerical resolution of stochastic diffusion and graphic interpretation of results. This was while working in various Technical Environments that included C, Matlab, FreeFem+ and Linux.