Estonian taxi-hailing firm Bolt has selected Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, as its headquarters for Africa.
The office at Riverside Drive will host top managers overseeing operations in seven countries, including; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and Tunisia.
Bolt Regional Director and Interim VP for Rides, Paddy Partridge, noted that the investment significantly strengthened Bolt’s African presence.
“This investment is strategic for us as it will enable us to run and coordinate operations seamlessly across Africa in an integrated manner. It also provides us access to the COMESA regional markets, which we are keen to expand.
Africa, as a region, shares a lot in common, and Kenya acts as an excellent gateway to the region. Its strategic location in the area and the available infrastructure have enabled us to grow tremendously in the East African market. We believe we can still leverage this to achieve more across the entire continent,” said Paddy Partridge.
Currently, Bolt has a growing workforce of over 500 individuals looking after its operations, growth and excellence in the region.
The company currently creates earning opportunities for more than 400,000 drivers in more than 70 cities in Africa. The company will still maintain its local offices in each of these markets to seamlessly coordinate its operations.
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