Uber has appointed Tope Akinwumi as its new Country Manager for Nigeria. Tope is an award-winning expert with rich experience in global organizations where he was an advisory expert to companies in complex and challenging situations to speed up development and ensure growth.
It is on record that a month ago, Uber (Nigeria) advertised this role. One recalls that Uber began looking for a new Country Manager in Nigeria in late November last year.
The Man Tope Akinwum
Tope went to the Federal University of Technology, Akure, where he gained a Bachelor of Engineering. In his relaxation time, Tope enjoys reading and playing the guitar.
Since 2015, Akinwumi’s work experience has generally been geared toward developing organizations with disruptive and emerging technologies.
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He was previously with Workforce Group as a Strategy Analyst for a half year prior to moving to PricewaterCooper (PwC) Nigeria and assuming the post of assistant manager of Disruptive and Emerging Tech.
He changed between roles in PwC for a very long time prior to joining the logistic startup, Kobo360, as Operations Manager. Prior to leaving Kobo360, he headed the Supply Growth just as Marketplace and Analytics departments respectively..
Commenting on his new role
“I am delighted to be part of the Uber family. When I read the job description, I knew this role was for me.“Uber is igniting opportunity and changing the way the world moves, positively impacting communities and economies in the process.“I look forward to working with such a diverse and exceptional team in finding solutions that set the world in motion and enhance the industry in Nigeria.”
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In his new job at Uber, Tope is dealing with every one of the operational elements of the Nigeria business, with an emphasis on development, strategy commitment just as local area commitment.
He added: “I am excited to hit the ground running and begin engaging with our stakeholders to make Uber a better experience for all. Nigeria has some big opportunities and has unique market dynamics. “I also look forward to advocating for our vision for urban mobility and striking strategic partnerships“, Tope remarked.
“I‘m eager to waste no time and start drawing in with our partners to make Uber a superior encounter for all. Nigeria has some large open doors and has special market elements. I likewise anticipate upholding for our vision for metropolitan portability and striking vital associations“, added Tope.
Uber Technologies, Inc., commonly known as Uber, is an American technology company. Its services include ride-hailing, food delivery (Uber Eats), package delivery, couriers, freight transportation, and, through a partnership with Lime, electric bicycle, and motorized scooter rental. The company is based in San Francisco and has operations in over 900 metropolitan areas worldwide. It is one of the largest firms in the gig economy.
To contact Uber Nigeria, you either visit the official Uber website and register. Or contact the company at their head office whose address is located at the iLx Centre (Venia), Plot 8, 2nd Floor, Providence Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos which also serves as the headquarter in the nation.