Goldfish, they say, has no hiding place. So it was no surprise when Amal Hassan, CEO of Outsource Global, a leading BPO firm which employs about 850 people with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Kaduna but with international clients in far-flung places like the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States was ‘outed’ on Twitter by Affiong Wiliams.
Williams, herself, is not a lazy lout or clout chaser. She’s the CEO of of Reel Fruit, an agricultural products processing company. Tweeting with the handle @AffiSupaStar, she wrote thusly:
Amal Hassan, according to her LinkedIn bio, is a leading Nigerian technopreneur with diverse interests across different technology verticals.
In 2003, Amal set up the first organized ICT training institute in Kano that provides IT training to young Nigerians especially women. Her passion to unlock Nigeria’s developmental potentials through technology-driven innovation and value addition led her to build, capitalize and restructure a series of technology-related businesses that succeed in developing talents and creating employment for young Nigerians.
In 2013, she founded the Outsource Global, a contact center business process outsourcing that now has offices in Abuja, Lagos, and Kaduna. Under her leadership, Outsource Global has emerged as the leading Nigerian contact center provider servicing the international market, turning the company into a truly global BPO giant, creating over 700 jobs and putting Nigeria on the global map for contact center business process outsourcing.
Amal’s entrepreneurial prowess and business acumen continue to set her apart as a highly regarded emerging business leader in Nigeria. Over the years, she has participated in local and international business missions and attended various professional and leadership courses, conferences and seminars both locally and abroad.
Widely regarded as a role model for the girl-child and women especially in northern Nigeria, she has continued to mentor young leaders across her industry.
Amal earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administrations from Bayero University Kano, Nigeria and a Master degree in Business Administration from the same university.
Amal is a partner in Bluetag Group the holding company for Parkway Projects, HealthStation, Bluetag Technologies, Bluetag Synergy and Outsource Global. Amal is also an Alumna of Fortune-US Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Programme- which links young female leaders to Fortune‘s most powerful women.
Amal Hassan is also on Twitter and Facebook.
William’s testimony about Hassan was supported by Twitter users who claimed to have either known her or being ex-staffers. See these:
Affiong Williams is a Nigerian entrepreneur from Cross River State. She is the founder and CEO of Reel Fruit, a Nigerian company that processes and distributes locally grown fruits. She is married to Tayo Oviosu, the CEO of the finance company Paga. She’s on Facebook, LinkedIn and on Twitter.