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Mattieu Bacquias
VP of Business Development – EU/MEA/Russia at KaiOS Tech


Matthieu Bacquias is the vice president of Business Strategy and Business Development at KaiOS Technologies, the company behind an ecosystem of affordable digital products and services. Key to these offerings is KaiOS, the leading mobile operating system, empowering people around the world and helping to close the digital divide.

Matthieu joined Kai in 2017 and has leveraged his 20+ years of telecom experience to help achieve KaiOS’ growing success, making it the third largest OS in the world by consolidating relationships with key telecom, OEM, and developer partners.

As part of the leadership team, he’s responsible for developing the company strategy and vision, increasing revenues and profitability as well as innovating the product portfolio. Being a versatile leader in the telco industry, he also creates the sales engagement process, and grows the global partner network through strategic relationships so Kai can continue expanding in emerging markets around the world.

Before joining Kai, Matthieu held several positions within the mobile telephony industry with companies such as Alcatel, TCL, and Emporia. He also spent 8 years with Vodafone, where he launched the device white label business, including new products aimed at emerging markets such as India, South Africa and Egypt. This work sparked his interest in eliminating the digital divide through internet connectivity and first-time digital experiences.

Matthieu holds an MBA from McGill University, is a father of two and currently based in Dusseldorf.

Agenda Sessions

  • Redefining the Modern Telco with KaiOS in Africa