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Raphael

Raphael Bassama

Expériences professionnelles

Interim manager (acting coo)

WAW Telecom , Dakar

De Janvier 2017 à Décembre 2018

Fast-track organization setup and “go-to-market
• Ensured the job-get-done to start operating within eight months
• Led “go-to-market” activities (branding, organization, strategy)
• Achieved negotiating the reduction of technology CAPEX by 20%
• Assisted in obtaining agreement with competitors (OPEX -40%)

Chief executive officer

GMT Cabo Verde (Fintech) , Praia

De Janvier 2014 à Décembre 2016

Build from scratch, lobbying, and fundraising
• Spearheaded the organization setup, licensing and strategy
• Achieved the pre-launch phase funding (USD 3.5 million)
• Concluded 6 due diligence (MasterCard, banks & Tech providers)
• Won strategic partnerships with GSM operators

Founder & ceo

ITMD (Startup incubator) , Praia

De Janvier 2010 à Décembre 2013

Found a start-up incubator
• Spearheaded market studies in 7 countries
• Led investors pitches in several countries, in different languages
• Achieved raising 1.5 million €
• Concluded Government sponsorship (Prime Minister)

Chief operating officer

T+ Telecom (Unitel Group) , Praia

De Janvier 2007 à Décembre 2009

Develop and grow an organization starting up
• Supported the implementation of critical platforms
• Obtained agreement on pricing asymmetry (impact P&L: + 20%)
• Negotiated 60% decrease in fibre cost (impact P&L: +10%)
• Concluded partnerships with 30 operators (40% of the turnover)

Interim manager (acting chief restructuring officer)

ADT (Luxury Textile) , Dakar

De Juillet 2006 à Décembre 2006

Fix Company’s turnaround and fundraising
• Developed the turnaround plan and obtained its approval
• Concluded the subsidiary’s liquidation and agreements on Debts
• Achieved agreement with unions and dismissal of 50 employees
• Facilitated the entrance of new investors (USD 650K)

(1) billing, (2) roaming & interconnect manager

MILLICOM (TIGO) , Dakar

De Janvier 2004 à Juin 2006

Manage, develop, and lead change management
• Managed 100 million € in revenue and 1 million subscribers
• Implemented SOX control for prepaid and postpaid businesses
• Achieved 15% increase YoY International Business (40 million €)
• Renegotiated interconnection agreement with competitors

Formations complémentaires

Master in Finance

ISG Paris - Accounting and Auditing

2001 à 2003

DESS (Higher Specialized Studies) in Economics

Pantheon Sorbonne Paris 1 - Economics

2000 à 2001

Negotiation

Yale University - Negotiation

2019 à 2019

International Certificate in Corporate Finance

HEC Paris - Corporate Finance

2017 à 2018

Parcours officiels

HEC – EMBA HEC

Langues

Anglais - Courant

Portugais - Courant

Français - Langue maternelle