Sassan Dieter Khatib-Shahidi

  • Current company German Imaging Technologies (GIT) Dubai LLC
  • Location UAE
  • Industry Manufacturing

German Imaging Technologies (GIT) is the market leader in producing remanufactured toner cartridges in MENA and has been the largest supplier in the UAE since 2007. The company sells toners that are 20-30% less expensive than OEM toners, do not compromise on quality, and have a reduced environmental impact. In 2011 and 2012, GIT was named one of the top 50 global companies in the industry and an Arabia 500 Fast Growth Company.

Sassan Khatib-Shahidi was born to an Iranian father and a German mother. His family left Iran during the Revolution and moved to the UK, and later, Germany. Sassan pursued his law degree from the University of Konstanz, where he also earned a PhD in international commercial law.

In 1999, Sassan advised a client to move his company’s production to Dubai to reduce costs and taxation. The client valued his advice and asked Sassan to establish a toner manufacturer in Dubai to supply his company. Later that year, Sassan, his client, and another partner founded GIT. After GIT’s only client went bankrupt, Sassan pitched the idea to business and achieved results. In 2011, Sassan took full control of the company, acquiring the remaining shares.

GIT products match the performance of Original Equipment Manufacturer products by sourcing parts from OEM suppliers. The company ensures product quality and availability, as well as overnight delivery and flexible payment options.

Sassan took risks in a region that discourages such ventures and built a sustainable business that is primed for growth.

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