Our Team

Founded in 1998, Lakson boasts of a number of professionals with a wide range of experience in the field of thermal engineering. Over the years, Lakson has developed strategic alliances with a number of consulting, research groups, manufacturers and projects developers.

Simo Lakhmiri  

Our team is managed by Mr. Lakhmiri, a thermal expert specialized in the design and engineering of complete thermal and chemical systems, such as, waste-to-energy, heat and power generation and water treatment systems.

About.us.Our.Team.1With advanced degree in mechanical engineering, Mr. Lakhmiri has led an international career with a number of large international firms in the energy and chemical industry. As president of Lakson, Mr. Lakhmiri has participated in a number of biomass conditioning, valorizing and combustion projects. In fact, he is also the holder of several patents related to these activities.

His curriculum vitae attests to his implication in:

  • Power and desalination plants
  • Mega projects in LNG plants
  • Mega projects in fertilizer production plants
  • Mining projects
  • the development of a large WTE cogeneration project in China – see picture of the trade mission;
  • large engineering projects, including power and cogeneration plants, fertilizing plants, desalination plants, oil & gas projects etc.
  • conceptual design of a variety of conditioning and combustion systems;
  • valorizing of organic material
  • pipelines
  • water treatment
  • hydroelectric power station
Trade Mission

Trade Mission in China (2001) – Mr. Lakhmiri (second from left, seated)

Francois Yves Thibault MSc Engr

Senior electrical and control engineer with large experience in power generation and industrial Project development brings extensive expertise as a VP for Lakson, particularly in construction, project management and process control.

Abdelatif Ahmed-Chaouch

Mr. Ahmed-Chaouch is Vice-President Power Generation at Lakson. He is a senior electrical engineer with more than 35 years of worldwide experience in the power sector. His experience includes operation and maintenance of thermal power plans, management of turnkey power projects, study of interconnected power systems, and sales of power generation equipment and services.

Sidi Krid

Mr. Krid is working as a Project Manager at Lakson. He is a mechanical engineer with many years of experience in several fields of expertise, such as petrochemistry, pulp and paper, and thermal power (simple cycle, combined cycle and cogeneration). He was involved in the design and engineering of several power plants and successfully managed numerous areas of turn-key power plant EPC projects.

Jean Schiettekatte

Mr. Schiettekatte is our Vice-President Marketing for Latin America. He is a professional engineer that has worked for over 15 years in the energy field as project analyst and business development manager for Hydro Quebec in the Americas, Europe and Asia. He has a vast experience in analyzing and negotiating investment opportunities for new technologies in the energy sector.

Sami Lakhmiri MBA

With his many years with us, Sami, who also holds an MBA, is a Director of operations at Lakson. In addition to his management responsibilities, Sami serves several essential roles in the company; Financial Analyst and R&D Technician are just two examples. Sami has led several tests and supervised several installations, including in Canada, USA, France and China.

Christian Langlois

Mr. Langlois is a senior chemical engineer with over 30 years experience in international markets, for both the public and private sectors, with a particular emphasis in the treatment of toxic gases, such as: Ozone, Chlorine, Hydrogen Sulfide and as well as other Volatile Organic Compounds. As a consultant for Lakson, Christian leads the design of processes for the treatment of effluents and other chemical processes.

Eduardo Bohla

Mr. Eduardo Bolha has a degree in Mechanical Engineering. With his great knowledge in machine design, he occupies the role of Head Designer in which he interprets Lakson’s technical concepts and designs, drafts and models all of the technologies we develop through our R&D activities.

Said Samih

Chemichal Engineer, PhD and researcher at École Polytechnique, Said brings extensive expertise as a consultant for Lakson, particularly in chemical, water treatment and energy processes.

Rahi Avazpour

Chemichal Engineer, PhD and researcher at École Polytechnique, Rahi brings extensive expertise as a consultant for Lakson, particularly in chemical, mining, heavy metal extraction, waste management, emulsification process, mineral recovery, biomaterial transformation, water treatment and energy processes.

Boukil Mazigh

Maitrise Professionnelle en Ingénierie- Génie Civil (Structures- géotechnique)

Polytechnique Montréal, Canada


Engineer in mechanical engineering option energy, member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec. Master’s degree in engineering, specialty energy and sustainable development, École Polytechnique MONTRÉAL . More than 30 years of experience in material management, after-sales service and industrial maintenance.  Strong analytical capacity and development of strategic decision support tools. High potential in management, change management and deployment of quality systems.  Customer satisfaction oriented with a great mastery of after-sales service.  Strong leadership and excellent qualifications in communication and teamwork,  Objective-oriented, results-oriented and development of employee qualifications.  ISO‐9001/ ISO 1401/ BNQ21000