Job creation and a robust economy are key to Tunisia’s development. The challenge ahead is to invigorate the economy in order to offer young people in particular – many of whom are very well educated – good prospects for the future. A number of economically deprived regions in the country’s interior are still lagging behind in this respect. Tunisia therefore urgently requires entrepreneurs with international experience, the ability to think outside the box and innovative ideas. And unlike in many industrialised countries, they will still find plenty of scope and niches to implement their ideas there.
Around 11% of the Tunisian population live abroad, including many highly qualified people with international career experience, good contacts and promising business ideas. Sofiane Kallel is one such person. Born in Tunisia, he returned home after completing his education in Germany and found the right niche for himself and his entrepreneurial vision.