Bolt has today announced the appointment of Ms. Caroline Wanjihia as the regional director for Africa. The appointment will see Ms. Wanjihia head the company’s operations in Africa and International Markets including the Middle East, Asia and LATAM.
The ride-hailing company says this appointment marks a significant milestone in its ongoing mission to optimize and streamline its operations in the region.
“I am truly honoured and excited to take on this role. Africa in particular holds immense potential, and I am confident that ride-hailing services can serve as a catalyst for reshaping how people travel, connect, and access economic prospects,” Caroline Wanjihia, the newly appointed Regional Director for Africa and International Markets, says,” My dedication lies in making a meaningful contribution and spearheading the company’s mission to foster safe, reliable, and accessible mobility solutions, ultimately propelling growth and expansion across the continent and wider region.”
Caroline holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. In addition, she is a Certified Public Account and a CFA Level III Candidate. With over 15 years of experience, she’s a highly respected Strategy, Business Development, and Operations Director. Known for her innovative approach, she has successfully guided global leaders such as Coca-Cola, Diageo, Barclays, PwC, and Old Mutual in their business strategy and growth.
Paddy Patridge, Senior Vice President for Rides at Bolt had this to say: “We are thrilled to have Caroline at the helm of our operations in Africa. Her exceptional leadership, unwavering commitment, and expertise will be a driving force for our mission to transform transportation and mobility services across the continent. This significant appointment underscores our dedication to fostering growth and success for our business in the region.”