What is Tech216?

Tech216 is a trusted partner for companies from Europe and IT providers from Tunisia.

We help you find and collaborate with high-quality Tunisian IT providers, facilitate your access to Tunisia’s tech talent and support successful outsourcing project specification and implementation.

Tech216 is made possible by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Tunisia through its Digital Transformation Program within the framework of the Special Initiative “Decent Work for a Just Transition” of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).


Story of Tech216


Our core team

Meryem Richter

Project Manager Tech216

Meryem is Project Manager for Tech216 and the Digital Transformation Centre in Tunisia. Her focus is on Industry 4.0, Digital Entrepreneurship and IT Sourcing. Meryem is based in Munich, Germany.

Ahmed Bouden

Digital Transformation Expert

Ahmed is digital transformation expert based in the digital transformation centre in Tunisia. He is experienced in internal and external digital strategy development for companies and holds a Master’s degree in Digital Management.

Bassant Helmi

Business Developer Tech216

Bassant is Co-Founder and CEO of MENA Business GmbH, as well as co-Chair of the Digital Arabia Network and Secretary General of the German-MENA Women in Business Network.

Amel Saidane

Tech216 Startup Scout

Amel is president of TunisianStartups, Co-Founder of Betacube a venture builder in Fintech, and Mobility and Co-Founder of Digital2Value, a digital transformation platform for SMEs.

Tech216 Outsourcing Expert

With more than 20 years of IT experience, Mehdi has been delivering IT projects for German and European clients such as Stadwerke München, Bundesagentur für Arbeit and DB Fernverkehr.


Our advisors

Jörn Bousselmi

Managing Director of AHK Tunisia

Jörn is experienced in advising German investors and seeking new market prospects. He is a German lawyer who has been working for more than 25 years for the network of German Chambers of Commerce abroad, particularly in Morocco and France.

Dr. Andreas Bootz

Senior Manager at BMW

Andreas has served BMW in several capacities since 2003. Specialised mainly in the areas of R&D and Project Management, he has managed projects with ZF, Bosch, Continental and thyssenkrupp.

Dr. Andreas Reincke

Ambassador (ret.)

Dr. Andreas was the German Ambassador to Tunisia, Syria and Palestine between 2014 to 2020. Prior to that, he was EU’s Special Representative to the Middle East Peace Process. From 2021 to 2022, he acted as the Senior Advisor for the Digital Cooperation with North Africa at BMZ.