BlaBla Connect hires Diebold-Nixdorf EMEA SVP & MD as its new CEO


London, UK-based BlaBla Connect, a global provider of FinTech and OTT mobile communication services for businesses and consumers, has named Bassem Bouzid as its new CEO, Bassem was previously SVP and MD EMEA at Diebold-Nixdorf.


London, UK., July 5th, 2017 – BlaBla Connect, the world leader in Social Wallet and Communications, today announced that Bassem Bouzid has been appointed as its new CEO. Mr. Bouzid, brings over 25 years of senior level experience, having held senior leadership roles at IBM, HP and most recently as Diebold-Nixdorf SVP & MD EMEA. Mr Bouzid also joins the Board of Directors of the company and will be based in London.

BlaBla Connect is a fast growing startup, focusing on making Social Inclusion a reality through the use of innovative telecommunication and financial services mobile applications.

In today’s Digital world, the convenience of affordable Technology and Telecommunication services, enables the access for underbanked and under-serviced populations, to financial services and connected commerce. Secular trends driving towards a cashless society on the other end, opens a great perspective for e-commerce, safer and cheaper electronic services. BlaBla Connect aims at ensuring the best experience is delivered to consumers whether they want to interact, socially connect and chat or do financial and e-commerce transactions. Our focus on Social Inclusion not only aims at connecting more than 2B underbanked people globally, but it also addresses the 3.4T $ market of financial and e-commerce transactions where mobile apps are taking over from traditional Points of Sales.

“We are excited to have Bassem join us in leading our focus on growing our FinTech and OTT businesses. BlaBla Connect is a fast growing, innovative platform that has a vision of making social and financial inclusions a reality through the means of innovative applications.”, said Ragheb Elsergani, Executive Chairman of the Board. “With his experience in leading and growing businesses in a dynamically evolving world, Bassem will drive our portfolio as well as our geographical expansion”.

“I am thrilled with this opportunity to join an agile team of innovators focused on delivering the best experiences for our target customers. Innovation and Social inclusion, is an everyday responsibility. We will be successful by introducing solutions that address real needs whilst delivering the best customer experience”, said Bassem Bouzid.

About BlaBla Connect

BlaBla Connect is a privately held company based in London, UK, is a provider of differentiated mobile communication services for businesses and high value consumers globally.

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