Areas of Expertise:
  • Algeria
  • Mediterranean Basin

Samy Boukaila is a Mediterranean Basin Fellow at the Graduate Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR), at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. He completed his degree in Business Administration and Economics with a Finance Major, and Computer science Minor from the University of Richmond, UK and a MBA in management from the Rotman Management School, University of Toronto. Samy is the President and Managing Director of BKL Industries spa, a family owned business, specialized in the Industrial production of vinyl window profiles, window fabrication in vinyl and Aluminum, as well as industrial production of double glazing. BKL Industries is a 30 years business in the facades and window business.
Samy Boukaila has engaged in partnership with the IFC (World Bank Group) on coaching his company to help initiate up to 60 SME’s of young entrepreneurs franchised down stream of BKL Industries’ production line, and implemented all over Algeria. He has also engaged in partnership with ANSEJ (Ministry of Work) and BEA (Banque Exterieur d’Algerie) so as to finance these Franchised Entrepreneurs under the Brand Name of DARBKL. He has extensively advocated for the use of insulating material in construction industry and the promotion of “Leeds & BBC Labels” to improve energy savings in residential and nonresidential buildings, reducing overall carbon footprint. Since the launch of large construction project by the government plan, Samy Boukaila has initiated a joint venture company in 2009 with one of the major player of the High rise Aluminum Façade specialist, ALUMCO LLC of Dubai, so as to address the market with new curtain wall systems as well as other subsidiaries in the IT & construction Industry. M. Samy Boukaila is a founding member and president of the first Algerian Think Tank named CARE (Cercle d’Action et de Refléxion Autour de l’Entreprise). M. Samy Boukaila has contributed to a learning day at the World Bank in Washington DC in June 2003 for the MENA region. M. Samy Boukaila has also contributed to two days round table in Tunis organised by the World Bank and related to Employment, Commerce, Gender and Governance on the 24th May 2005.
Samy Boukaila has also extensively helped out thru his communication, lobby, and perseverance in trying to better the business Climate in Algeria. Other partnerships have been concluded with IFC, MEPI-DOS, FFN (Friedrich Naumann Fondation), AfDB, CIPE to launch with CARE a number of seminars, economical breakfast to communicate, lobby and raise awareness on specific matters related to improve corporate governance and business climate in Algeria.