Group CEO, Channel VAS

Bassim Haidar was born in Nigeria from Lebanese parents. In 1991, he co-founded Intercomm Ltd., specializing in telecom equipment and radio links followed by the creation of GMT. GMT is now the leading integrated procurement, finance and logistics provider in West Africa. In 2003, Bassim founded Channel IT to cater and provide supplies and services to the Telecom industry in Nigeria.  In 2011, he created Channel VAS, a company destined to become a leading vendor of Mobile VAS and Mobile Financial Services for emerging markets across the globe.

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