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Bolt (formerly Taxify) has announced the appointment of Olaoluwa Akinnusi, the new Country Manager in Kenya, to oversee operations and help scale the Bolt business across the country.
He brings seven years of managerial experience having worked as a consultant with a Financial Advisory firm out of Sub-Saharan Africa, his core focus being Corporate and Structured Finance.
“I am very excited to join the Bolt team. I believe the potential for growth and value creation is tremendous, given the smart and passionate people that I have already met in the company, a strong brand portfolio and an attractive international footprint. Having played a leadership role in similar business situations and industry, I am confident that we can continue to develop and execute plans to satisfy the needs of the Kenyan market. I look forward to becoming part of the Bolt family and partnering with the team to build the business”, said Akinnusi on his appointment.
Prior to joining Bolt, Akinnusi worked at Jumia as the Global Head of Operations & Logistics, where he led supply chain management, operations strategy development, implementation and growth across 7 African countries within his purview for a period of three years.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Economics.
Bolt is a leading taxi hailing app in Africa with more than 25 million passengers in over 30 countries globally.