E2E Private Dinner w/ UBS and global infrastructure and services pioneer Bassim Haidar, Founder & CEO – Channel IT & Channel VAS
October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
About the Event
E2E is privileged to be bringing together such a prestigious group of the UK’s real wealth creators for an intimate private dinner at one of London’s most exclusive dining havens.
Our guests will join Bassim Haidar to hear how he has successfully conquered emerging markets across the globe to become one of the most successful pioneers in his industry.
All of Bassim’s ventures have proven to have ‘the winning formula’. In 2003, he founded Channel IT providing supplies and services to the telecom industry in Nigeria. Today the company operates in 19 countries and plays a major role in infrastructure and services in Africa and the Middle East.
In 2011, he founded Channel VAS; now the leading vendor of Mobile Financial and Fintech Services, reaching over 550 million customers in more than 30 countries through over 27 MNOs, lending over $4.5 million USD daily.
The business leaders joining us will observe ‘Chatham House Rules’ as they discuss a range of topics from how Bassim has achieved global success to understanding yourself as a leader, coming away with invaluable business connections and wisdom.
Meet your Guest Speaker
Group Founder & CEO – Channel IT
Bassim Haidar, a Lebanese national, was born in Nigeria and co-founded his first company, Intercomm Ltd. in 1991 and GMT, now the leading integrated procurement, finance & logistics provider in West Africa, in 1995. In 2003, he founded Channel IT to cater and provide supplies and services to the telecom industry in Nigeria. Today the company operates in 19 countries and plays a major role in infrastructure and services in Africa and the Middle East. In 2011, he founded Channel VAS; now the leading vendor of Mobile Financial and Fintech Services for emerging markets across the globe. Mr. Haidar has over 20 years’ experience in various sectors of the African market and has become one of the most successful pioneers in his industry. Channel VAS is currently reaching over 650 million customers in more than 30 countries. Channel VAS offers smart handset financing for emerging markets, offering financial inclusion to all and allowing users in underserved areas to bank more effectively.
Meet your Host
Founder & CEO – E2E, Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board, Deal Maker – UK Government
Shalini founded E2E in 2011. Her mission was to develop the largest and most active entrepreneurial community in the UK to enable extraordinary connections for entrepreneurs.
Under Shalini’s guidance E2E has become a trusted entrepreneurial community which has one objective: to unlock the full potential of ambitious entrepreneurial businesses by enabling extraordinary connections. It has developed into an exciting and thriving powerhouse of international entrepreneurs, investors and entrepreneurial non-execs, coupled with access to globally leading corporate services. E2E’s ecosystem has ambition and innovation at its core.
Shalini is also a Deal Maker for the UK Government, a Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board, a Non-Executive Director of UK Export Finance (UKEF), a Fellow of Burton & South Derbyshire College and a Judge for The Great British Entrepreneurial Awards. Before establishing E2E, Shalini co-founded the world’s first bank to bank trade finance platform. She was an Investment Director at LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyd’s Banking Group and held finance related roles at Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust, Natwest Bank and Coopers & Lybrand.