Speaker Profile

Nasma Bouchelkia


Algerian engineer Nasma Bouchelkia, Co-Founder of SmellNat, and her partner Meriem Chiri met at university where they were two of a team of five young women participating in a new program to help engineers design innovative commercial projects. While still at university, they developed SmellNat, a venture that utilizes an eco-friendly method to extract essential oils from aromatic and medicinal plants. Unlike other solutions, SmellNat processes the oils without using harsh, conventional chemical solvents. SmellNat specializes in manufacturing organic anti-oxidants which are in short supply in the global marketplace. Ms. Bouchelkia is a graduate in chemical engineering from the National Polytechnic School of Algiers.

Profile as of 11/5/2012