Bassam Ghellal

Managing Director

Bassam leads strategy and directs all business development at Whispering Bell and is the company’s founder. He has worked within the industry for the last 13 years and was initially based in London, but moved to the UAE in 2004 to be nearer the opportunities the market offered and also to capitalise on his unique cultural and linguistic abilities. When employed as a Group Security Manager for a Gulf-based conglomerate, Bassam felt continuously frustrated by the impersonal approach to relationship management and templated solutions offered by the larger risk management consultancies. He set up Whispering Bell to be an agile organisation that values individual relationships with its clients and provides bespoke answers to every project. This partnership approach has been embraced by the security management community and is an endorsement of Bassam’s vision. As well as being a graduate of business management and marketing, Bassam is an expert on the security and political environment in Libya.




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