Technology firm SWVL has today announced the appointment of Dip Patel as its General Manager in Kenya. In a move to add greater expertise and a deeper knowledge of the technology start-up space in the country.
Patel brings broad experience from the vibrant technology start-up space in Nairobi. Until his appointment at SWVL, he was the Head of Growth at Apollo Agriculture. Apollo is a Kenyan technology company that helps small-scale farmers maximize their profits.
He has as well worked with Uber Kenya. He served as Uber’s Country Manager, he started off as the company’s first Marketing Manager for East Africa before he was promoted the Country Manager position, a role that saw him contribute to the brand’s launch and growth in the region.
His success led him to an Operations and Logistics Manager position at Uber through which he launched state-of-the-art support centres focusing on driver growth and engagement across East Africa.
His appointment will solidify SWVL’s presence in the country and their commitment to helping develop a reliable and efficient technology platform serving mass transit systems for the Kenyan commuter.
Mostafa Kandil, SWVL Co-Founder and CEO, announced the appointment. Noting that SWVL is excited to bring Dip on board to head the Kenyan business. “We see the Kenyan commuter market as one with great potential and with a gap that we are working to fill using technology. We, therefore, needed to carefully select an individual with extensive experience in the Kenyan tech space and a passion for impacting the daily lives of commuters. I am sure we have made the right choice,” said Mr Kandil.
Dip holds a Master of Science degree in Accounting, Organisations and Institutions from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and International Politics from Vassar College in New York. and also an International Baccalaureate Diploma from the Aga Khan Academy in Nairobi