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Bolt hires regional manager East Africa to drive growth

by kenya-tribune

Bolt, an on-demand transportation platform in Europe and Africa, has officially announced the appointment of Kenneth Micah as the Regional Manager for East Africa.

Five months ago, the firm hired Nigerian Olaoluwa Akinnusi as the new Country Manager for Bolt Kenya as the firm looks to expand its operations and business across the country. This new hire aims to bolster its East African operations.

Micah is a multilateral professional with experience in strategy design and execution. In his current role, he will be key in driving expansion across Eastern Africa and spearheading the company’s operational excellence. 

“We’re really fortunate to have a leader of Micah’s experience, talent and vision. He is one of the most impressive leaders on the continent, and has exceeded expectations in all spheres. We are thrilled about what this means for our business as we continue to rapidly scale and widen the scope of our operations across Africa and beyond,” said Bolt Expansion Manager for Africa, Karl Aru.

He has for the last two years served as Operations Manager for Bolt where he oversaw expansion across cities in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Prior to joining Bolt, Micah worked at M+R Spedag Group as Manager – Business Intelligence & Analysis, where he helped the Board to have greater insight into the performance of the business for better strategic decisions.

He also worked at Deloitte East Africa between 2011 – 2015 serving in different capacities in the Corporate Finance and Audit departments.

Before then, he started his career at PwC as a Project Management Consultant between January 2010 and August 2011.

Micah is an affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Kenyatta University.

Founded by Markus Villig, Bolt launched in 2013. It’s one of the fastest-growing transportation platforms in Europe and Africa with investors including Daimler, Didi Chuxing, Korelya Capital and TransferWise co-founder Taavet Hinrikus. 

Bolt has more than 25 million users in over 30 countries globally.


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