People: Mobile Telecommunications Co KSC (ZAIN.KW)
9 Dec 2013
Mr. Claude Bassil serves as General Manager of MTC Touch Lebanon at Mobile Telecommunications Co KSC since January 2008. He has over 19 years of experience in the Telecom and high tech sector including information technology (IT) and telecom management. As of January, 2008, he was assigned as the General Manager of MTC Touch Lebanon where he first worked as a Chief Information Officer (CIO), then as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). He holds a Bachelors degree in Telecommunications Engineering from L’Ecole Superieure d’Ingenieurs de Beyrouth, Universite Saint-Joseph; Master of Business Administration degree in Corporate Finance from the American University of Beirut, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Consumer Marketing from INSEAD in France. In 1994, he occupied the position of Assistant Marketing Director, Head of Products and Services at FTML (Cellis), France Telecom - Lebanon. In 1997, he joined Vodafone Group Worldwide, where he worked for more than four years in various mobile operations affiliated to the Group across the globe. His first experience with Vodafone was at Eircell, currently Vodafone Ireland, where he was appointed as the Marketing Project Manager. Later on, he was assigned in Romania to work in the Mobifon SA startup, a Vodafone/TIW consortium, as the IT and Marketing Project Director. His next stop was in Egypt where he served as the Principle Consultant and Project Manager in Systems Integration for another Vodafone start-up operation before heading to Hungary to handle his new position as Principle Consultant and Solution Architect. He was after assigned in Kenya as the Billing Manager and Principle Consultant where he assisted the Chief Executive Officer in the start-up operation of Safaricom Ltd-Kenya. In 2001, he joined Orascom Telecom in Cairo as Group IT Director. In October 2003, he joined MTC-Vodafone Bahrain as the Senior Billing and Settlement Manager.
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