Bahaa Abdul Hadi is a visionary, Iraqi Canadian business Entrepreneur who has made a significant impact in the world of technology. Born in 1969 to a family of 6 brothers and 2 sisters and raised in Iraq, he showed an early interest in entrepreneurship.
Bahaa attended the University of Baghdad where he earned his degree in Architecture in the year 1991. He has consistently applied himself academically and has a profound desire to bring about change and innovation to the world with everything he does.
On a mission to soul search Bahaa left Iraq in 1993, at the young age of 23, and migrated to Canada through Turkey and Europe. His relocation brought him to quickly understand the significance of technology at the time and recognized it its potential as a path to success for the betterment of Iraq.
One of his first major ventures in the business world was a voice over IT technology which laid the foundation for his entrepreneurial journey ahead. He then resolved to introduce this technology to Iraq, which would be the first of its kind in the country.
Revolutionizing the tech industry in Iraq
In 2009 he launched the company QI Card, serving as the Co-Founder, which would go on to revolutionize the tech industry in Iraq. It was structured as a technology solution in the Iraqi market issuing bio-metric identification cards for citizens and providing electronic financial services. In fact, his technology was utilized by a third of the population in Iraq.
The company attributes its success to unwavering commitment to addressing modern day technology solutions to Iraqi citizens and serves as the only democratic company in the country.
One brain is a disability, multiple brains are an advantage
“Our approach was to come with a receptive perspective, with the objective of addressing the real challenges in Iraq and that is why we were able to expand so naturally”
Bahaa has quickly established himself as a leader in the field.
His leadership style is characterized by his ability to a think outside the box and challenge the status quo, which has earned him a reputation as an influential figure in the tech industry. Bahaa explains
Participation is a natural way of running a business, one brain is a disability, multiple brains are an advantage.
Influential philanthropic efforts
In addition to his business success, Bahaa is also deeply committed to giving back to the community. Bahaa is an active philanthropist and supports several causes including providing financial support to two orphanage institutions of 500 orphans as well as contributing funds towards a one-year training program that conditioned Iraqi specialists, in handling orphans with post-traumatic stress syndrome.
Bahaa aspires to continue to use the resources at his possession to make a difference in orphaned, children’s lives, to support and provide the right care and opportunities, as it can change the course of a child’s life.
Empowering those in need
Bahaa sees his success as not just an accomplishment for himself, but as an opportunity to make a positive impact. He continues to strive to use his resources and influence to benefit those in need. In Bahaa’s own words
“Our goal is figuring out how to do this on a larger scale, on a national level. Our mission is to create a business of exchange of values”.
Bahaa is a firm believer in the transformative potential of offering counsel and uplifting encouragement. In fact, one of his latest initiatives for giving back is to help enable others to support themselves and provide the tools they need to support others.