Ride-hailing company Bolt, has opened its Africa head office in Nairobi which is intended to become a regional hub for its operations in Africa.
Bolt already has operations in seven countries including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and Tunisia. The office will therefore act as the regional nerve centre for the company.
According to Bolt Regional Director, Paddy Partridge, the investment is significant in strengthening the company’s presence in Africa as a region because of the country’s strategic location and infrastructural advancement.
The office will host the company’s top leadership responsible for overseeing operations across Africa, such as Regional Director and Interim VP for Rides, Regional Manager for Ride-hailing, East Africa, Regional Marketing Manager, Africa, Senior Head of Public Policy and Legal Director for Africa.
The Nairobi office will enable the company to run its operations in a more integrated and cohesive manner across the region.
“Africa as a region shares a lot in common, and Kenya acts as a great gateway in the region. Its strategic location in the region and the available infrastructure has enabled us to grow tremendously in the East African market. We believe we can leverage this to achieve more across the entire continent still,” he added.
The move signals the Bolts continued growth and investment strategy in the region as it seeks to deepen its presence in Africa in a unified approach.
“This investment is strategic for us as it will enable us to run and coordinate operations seamlessly across Africa in an integrated manner. It also provides us access to the great COMESA regional markets which we are keen to expand to,” said Partridge during the official opening on Monday.