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Yannis Benlachtar Chief Commercial Officer - MFS at Channel VAS


Yannis is the Chief Commercial Officer at Channel VAS aiming at promoting financial and digital inclusion while delivering sustainable and durable business models. Channel VAS is a global Fintech player providing innovative solutions for the digital and financial inclusion of the unbanked and the underbanked. From its humble start in west Africa, the company has expanded rapidly from Latin America to South East Asia and now covers 31 countries serving over 550 million customers. Channel VAS has developed cutting-edge technologies utilising big data and AI in combination with human-centric customer experience to deliver innovative financial solutions that are accessible for all.
Yannis has been operating in the telecom sector for almost 20 years and worked for large companies such as Nortel Networks and BT. He has a PhD in telecoms from the University College London and has attended the London Business School.

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