A great strategist and consultant in the public tenders market, Mathias BASABOSE studied at the Institut Supérieur de Commerce de Kinshasa in D.R.C where he obtained a Bachelor Degree in Marketing in 1978.
Born in Burundi on October 10, 1957, he worked as a Commercial Delegate in the Pharmaceutical Company-SOPRELI in BURUNDI, from 1979 to 1981.
He then worked as an Independent Operator, providing food products to the public and private sector in BURUNDI from 1981 to 1988
Full of initiatives in Business, at the age of 30, he set up the first toothpaste factory in Burundi, -IPADECO- producing toothpaste of the PRODENTAIRE brand. He was the Managing Director, from 1988 to 1993.
Unfortunately, the factory caught fire during the civil war that rocked the country after the assassination on October 21, 1993 of the first democratically elected president Melchior NDADAYE.
Mathias BASABOSE was forced to leave everything behind and flee the country in 1994. He then established in Holland with his family.
Having enormous organizational skills, he is flexible and has the ability to adapt to any new situation.
Could not bear living on welfare, he opened the company INTERCONTACT BASA FAM in the NETHERLANDS, an Export Company for Africa (Angola, Cameroon, Malawi, Mozambique, DRC, Rwanda and Tanzania) selling second hand Clothing and Shoes ; Milk Powder and Cooking Oil. He was the Managing Director from 1996 to 2004.
He expanded his market and opened INTERCONTACT BASA FAM, in CALIFORNIA in the U.S.A., and was the Managing Director from 2000 to 2001.
After the signing of the Ceasefire Agreement in 2003 between the Rebel Movement and the Transitional Government of Burundi, Mathias BASABOSE decided to return to BURUNDI and sat as Member of Parliament representing the City of Bujumbura from 2004 to 2008. He was the President of the Parliamentary Group of the ruling party, the CNDD-FDD and Vice-President of the Parliament Defense and Security Commission.
He was the General Commissioner in charge of Monitoring and Evaluation of the ruling Party, the CNDD-FDD from 2004 to 2006.
He also was the President of the Election Campaign in 2005 for the former President of the Republic of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza.
Having Business in his genes, he decided to join his original career. He then started the Business of Low Cost Hotels, becoming the Managing Director of MATHY LODGE and BISO NA BISO Motels from 2006 to 2014.
He also opened Business in TANZANIA (BANZO Investment Limited) and TEXAS-USA (BA & NZO Company Limited) from 2012 to 2015.
Since 2017, he is working as a Consultant in Public Procurement and worked with HUNAN Engineering Group of CHINA, and EAGCT of BURUNDI.
Since December 1, 2019, Mr. Mathias Basabose is the World Tourism Forum Institute’s Sub-Saharan Africa Representative.
He also got a Special Mandate to contact Investors, Financial Partners and Companies in the field of infrastructure, hydroelectric and photovoltaic power plants, drinking water supply plants, minerals extraction and exploitation, highways construction, urban development, hospitals, social housing, transport and telecommunications, in the name and on behalf of the Province of BAS-UELE, until December 31, 2020
Mathias Basabose speaks several international languages (English, French, Dutch) and African languages (Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, Swahili, Lingala).
He has for Hobbie Football and the motorsport Rally.