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Bolt Appoints Caroline Wanjihia as Regional Director for Africa

Bolt has today announced the appointment of Ms Caroline Wanjihia as Regional Director for its Ridehailing Operations in Africa and International Markets (Middle East, Asia and LATAM).

The company says the appointment marks a significant milestone in its ongoing mission to optimise and streamline its operations in the region, to foster sustained growth and invest in local talent.

Based in Nairobi Ms. Wanjihia will oversee and lead Bolt’s existing regional operations and new strategic initiatives, including expansion across 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 says.

Ms. Wanjihia brings a wealth of experience to her new position. With over 15 years of experience, she is 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.

“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.” Paddy Patridge, Senior Vice President, Rides said.

Caroline holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and is a Certified Public Accountant and a CFA Level III Candidate.

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