Biography of the Most Succesful Entrepreneuer in the Gambia
Entrepreneuer in the Gambia
Gambia’s home grown entrepreneur, Muhammed Jah CEO of Qcell started his professional life as a computer hardware and software engineer at Denmark Telecom. Muhammed is one of Gambia’s Internet Pioneers. He started QuantumNET, The Gambia’s First Internet Service Providers in 1998 with 4 employees, with basically very limited funds. Even though QuantumNET was competing with the incumbent National Telecommunication Company in The Gambia, GAMTEL, QuantumNET gradually and steadily made its mark as one of the leading IT companies in The Gambia giving world wide standard services.
Within a period of 10 years, QuantumNET became a One Stop Shop IT company employing over 300 professionals with sub-regional presence. Apart from the high speed wireless Internet broadband services covering the entire greater Banjul area, QuantumNET is the premium partner and distributor for the world top electronic brand names like DELL, IBM, HP, and NOKIA.
In 2006 Muhammed started diversifying into other areas. He acquired Digital Planet, a Senegalese company well known in home appliance, representing, Samsung, Sony, Westpool etc.
With the same perception and commitment to bringing the best products and services to The African continent, Muhammed also acquired Espace Motors, distributors of Chinese cars. Within one year of opening he built a state of the art Automobile Service Centre with the best mechanical and electrical engineers.
Muhammed Jah’s success story from within demonstrates the degree of investment opportunities available in the country. He has shown everyone, particularly the youth, that with courage and determination, there is no need to search for a greener pasture anywhere as the grass is green here.
QuantumNET Institute of Technology creating a strong partnership with Saint Mary’s university in Halifax, Canada and University of The Gambia.
Diploma in Islamic Studies, Saudi Arabia
Electronics and Communications engineering, University of Sierra Leone
Started QuantumNet with four employees
The company now employs more than 300 IT professionals
In 2006 his IT training centre became the QuantumNet Institute of Technology
Invested in QCell, the first 3G mobile telecom company in The Gambia
Gambian Businessman of the Year three times