Basel founded NOOR in 1999. Under his direction, NOOR was the first to introduce the free internet dialup service in the region targeting the consumer market and the first in the region to introduce MPLS connectivity services targeting the enterprise market. Today NOOR is considered as the premium quality service provider in the market and Basel is a recognized authority in IT in the region.
During his free time, Basel is considered to be one of the biggest collector of modern and contemporary artwork from the Arab region with 5000+ pieces in his collection that are showcased as part of the Dalloul Art Foundation whose mission is to preserve and promote Arab culture.
Prior to NOOR, Basel founded Magnet Interactive Group, Inc., a pioneer in web design and interactive multi-media applications, and one of the largest, most successful firms in its field at the time. Under Basel’s direction, Magnet provided multi-media services and Web solutions to Microsoft, America Online, IBM, Mercedes-Benz North America, Nissan, Harvard Business School, Eastman Kodak, Bayer, Kellogg’s, M&M/Mars, Citibank, Bank of America, Twentieth-Century Fox, MCA/Universal Studios, Discovery Network, Time-Warner, The Vatican, and SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation), among others.
Basel holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from American University, and an MBA and Juris Doctor from Georgetown University.