Liquid Telecom has appointed Mohamed Abdel Bassit as Regional General Manager for the Middle East and West Africa (MEWA), within the Pan-African Telecom Group, effective January 1, 2019. Based in Cairo, Bassit will oversee the expansion of the group within MEWA after recently announcing the $ 400 million investment in the Egyptian market and the completion of the first fiber optic network from Cape Town to Cairo.
Bassit will also explore new markets in West Africa as Liquid Telecom begins to expand its service offering in the region. The regional CEO of MEWA is a new position at Liquid Telecom and is part of the group’s broader digital transformation strategy. « The MEWA region is home to some of the fastest growing economies in Africa and we are delighted to have Mohamed Abdel Bassit to help accelerate our expansion into these markets. He is a highly experienced telecommunications executive, with extensive local knowledge, who will help us succeed in these regions, « said Ahmad Mokhles, Group Chief Operating Officer, Liquid Telecom.
Bassit brings more than 20 years of experience in the ICT sector, including sales, commercial operations, product development, outsourcing and partnership development. He joined Liquid Telecom from the Orange Group, where he held the position of regional director of voice, data and mobile services in the Middle East over the past year. Previously, he was Vice President of Operations for Gulf Bridge International.
Prior to that, he spent 10 years as Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Belgacom International Carrier Services (BICS), where he helped establish the company as a regional leader in communications. and mobility. service carrier. Bassit holds a Masters degree in Marketing. « I am excited to be part of Liquid Telecom’s expansion into new markets in the Middle East and West Africa. There is tremendous potential for connecting many of these countries to our extensive pan-African fiber network, which will create new competition and contribute to the development of the local telecommunications ecosystem, « said MEWA Regional CEO Mohamed Abdel Bassit. Telecom.
About Liquid Telecom
ALiquid Telecom is a leading provider of communications solutions in 13 countries, mainly in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. It provides mobile operators, businesses, media and content companies and retail customers with reliable broadband connectivity, hosting and shared services. It has built the largest independent fiber network in Africa, approaching 70,000 km and operates state-of-the-art data centers in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi, with a combined potential of 19,000 square meters of storage and storage space. 80 MW of energy. This offering complements leading cloud-based services, such as Microsoft Office365, Microsoft Azure, and the innovative delivery of digital content, including Netflix and Kwesé TV, across our fiber network. With this combined offering, Liquid Telecom enhances the customer experience on their digital journey.