ShapeShifter

How award-winning Hello Group is slashing international calls and transfer costs

We use technology to create opportunities for people at the base of the pyramid.

Nadir Khamissa, Hello Group

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Nadir Khamissa, CEO of Hello Group (the 2015 EY Southern Africa World Entrepreneur Award winner in the “Exceptional Category”), for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Khamissa created the Hello Group with Shaazim Khamissa 10 years ago.

It has been growing rapidly ever since.

Providing technology that benefits poorer people is the heart and soul of Hello Group.

It has a presence in the telecoms industry, in distribution, financial technology, travel and media.

Its focus for the next five years is on rapidly growing its international money transfer business.

Hello Group offers cheap international calls to migrant communities and international money transfers.

Nadir Khamissa is an actuary who graduated Cum Laude at the University of Pretoria.

Nadir Khamissa is currently studying entrepreneurship at Harvard University.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

I invested 90% of my lifesavings. On the night we first tested, Telkom changed its system and we lost it all.

Nadir Khamissa, Hello Group

The most important thing we do is to drive absolute simplicity.

Nadir Khamissa, Hello Group

Trust was a huge challenge in some communities and the simplest thing in others.

Nadir Khamissa, Hello Group

We have 500 employees in the communities we serve.

Nadir Khamissa, Hello Group

We deal directly with tens of thousands of spaza shops.

Nadir Khamissa, Hello Group

This is part of the solution for banking the unbanked.

Nadir Khamissa, Hello Group

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