Estonian ride-sharing company, Bolt, has appointed Femi Akin-Laguda, as the Country Manager for its operations in Nigeria. Confirming the appointment, Bolt’s Regional Manager for West Africa, Uche Okafor, stated that the company was confident in his capacity to perform in the new role as he had highly performed in his previous roles.
In his words;
“As a company deeply committed to raising transformational leaders, we are excited to have Femi run operations and lead the Nigerian team to execute a global vision of transforming urban mobility and empowering thousands of young people within the local ecosystem. We are thrilled about what this means for our business as we continue to rapidly scale and widen the scope of our operations in Nigeria.”
With over three years of experience at Bolt, where he has worked in various capacities, Akin-Laguda is expected to drive the company’s operations and expansion moves across Nigeria. Prior to joining Bolt, Akin-Laguda worked in Insurance Brokering, Utilities, Engineering, National Security & Technology. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from the University of Ghana.
Speaking on his appointment, Akin-Laguda said;
“I am excited about Bolt’s future in Nigeria and can’t wait to take on this challenge in leading the drive to deliver value for all our customers and ensure that Bolt achieves its mission of making urban transportation more convenient and affordable for Nigerians.”
Akin-Laguda most recently worked as a City Manager for Bolt Lagos where he engineered the introduction of an identity verification portal- a safety feature for drivers and riders in the country.