Uber has announced the appointment of Lola Kassim as its new General Manager for West Africa
Before her appointment, Lola worked as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company where she led teams providing strategic business advice and implementing organisational and operational improvements in the energy, public and financial services sectors in West and Southern Africa.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MSc from the London School of Economics. With over 10 years of global experience at senior private sector and government levels in Africa and Canada, she will be responsible for driving Uber’s overall strategy for West Africa, which includes improving reliability and service levels for UberX and creating additional value adds for driver-partners
Speaking on her appointment, she said ‘I am immensely pleased to be joining Uber at a pivotal point in the company’s growth and expansion curve. My vision for West Africa, in particular, is to ensure that we are aligned with Uber’s overall objective of creating sustainable, alternative modes of mobility. In addition to creating value for driver-partners and riders, I will also be focused on ensuring that we continue to engage with our key stakeholders and relevant partners with a view to continued positive impact across West Africa’’
In his remark, the General Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber, Alon Lits, said, the company is delighted to have Lola join the team together with other women to drive the vision of the company to achieving global excellence.
In his words, ‘’as a company that is deeply committed to diversity and inclusiveness, we are excited to have Lola join the team of other incredible women at Uber, who are pushing the envelope towards achieving the global vision of creating value for riders and driver-partners alike.”
Uber was established in 2009 with the mission to help people everywhere get a ride, safely, quickly and at the push of a button. The company came to Africa four years ago.