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Copia Global announces new executive regional appointments


Last-mile delivery and eCommerce platform Copia Global has announced new appointments in its leadership as it focuses on regional growth and expansion strategy.

The company has appointed Caren Robb as Global Chief Financial Officer and Mike King as Chief Technology Officer. It has also appointed in-house leader Dominic Dimba as Managing Director for East Africa with immediate effect.

“These new appointments position Copia for long-term success, while enabling us to deliver on our ambitions and create more value for our customers, communities and shareholders,” said Tim Steel, CEO, of Copia Global. “These highly talented leaders will provide additional global perspectives and regional experience across key facets of our business.”

Each of the newly appointed executives brings on board a wealth of experience from different industries.

Copia Global has made it easier for customers living in far-flung regions where road and communication networks are poor to access commodities faster and with less hustle.

The Kenyan startup works with a network of agents across its markets enabling customers to place orders for the purchase or pick commodities upon delivery.

The company says it is “the only B2C platform providing e-commerce solutions for the rapidly growing 750 million middle to low-income African consumers through mobile applications, agent networks, and an innovative last-mile logistics system.”

Caren Robb will harness over 20 years of experience in leading teams across thirty countries, having specialized in finance, governance, risk, analytics, corporate affairs, transformation, and strategy for the retail and financial services sectors. Prior to joining Copia, she worked with Standard Chartered, Woolworths, RCS, Jumo, Letshego, and Fincance.

Mike King brings extensive experience in building specialised technology solutions for retail and has worked with large and small retailers across Europe and within retail systems vendors. He will lead the transformation of Copia’s technology to support the next phase of the company’s growth and be ready to service customers directly across all markets securely and reliably.  

As the former Chief Financial Officer for Copia Kenya, Dominic will take on his new role having amassed over 20 years in strategic, financial, strategic and business development roles on three different continents. He will be responsible for overseeing the operating and financial performance of Copia’s Kenyan and Ugandan businesses and driving profitability through growth, margin improvement and unit cost optimisation.

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