Uber has appointed Tope Akinwumi as its new Country Manager for Nigeria. Tope is an award-winning consultant with several years of professional experience advising multinational companies on complex and challenging situations to accelerate growth and create efficiency.
Tope joins Uber from Kobo360, where he was the Head of Marketplace & Analytics. Before this, he was Assistant Manager in the Disruptive Innovation and Emerging Technology sector at PwC Nigeria.
“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”, Tope commented.
In his new role at Uber, Tope is managing all the operational functions of the Nigeria business, with a focus on growth, policy engagement as well as community engagement.
“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”, added Tope.
Tope Akinwumi attended the Federal University of Technology, Akure, where he obtained a Bachelor of Engineering. In his free time, Tope enjoys reading and playing the guitar.
Uber’s mission is to help people get a ride at the push of a button – everywhere and for everyone. The Company started in 2009 to solve a simple problem – how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? With over 10 billion trips later, Uber has started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in cities by getting more people into fewer cars.
Uber is available in sixteen cities in Sub-Saharan Africa (Cape Town, Durban, Joburg, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, Nairobi, Mombasa, Lagos, Abuja, Benin City, Kampala, Accra, Kumasi and Dar es Salaam).
Overall, the Uber network is available in over 600 cities in over 65 countries.