Prominent ride-hailing company, Bolt, has appointed Femi Akin-Laguda as Bolt Country Manager for its operations in Nigeria.
Before this appointment, Akin-Laguda served as the city manager for Lagos, where he introduced an identity verification portal for drivers and riders. At his new post, Akin-Laguda would lead Bolt’s operational and expansion drive across Nigeria.
Bolt’s Regional Manager for West Africa, Uche Okafor expressed delight at the appointment of Akin-Laguda, describing the performance of the new Bolt country manager in previous roles as stellar.
“We are committed to rewarding excellence and diligence. This is the reason we are elated to appoint Femi as his performance on previous roles have been stellar.”Uche Okafor, Bolt’s Regional Manager for West Africa
Meet Femi Akin-Laguda
Femi Akin-Laguda is a business analyst and Strategist with over 4 years experience. He helped develop strategies and operations in his former roles at Bolt as well as his former employers, Lacare.
Prior to his appointment as Bolt country manager, Akin-Laguda had worked for the ride-hailing company for over 3 years. He served as Operations Specialist in 2016, Supply Operations Manager in 2017, Operations Manager in 2018 and most recently City Manager for Lagos in 2019.
Before joining Bolt, Akin-Laguda worked as an eCommerce Consultant at Lacare Business Solutions. He also served as a Management Trainee at Benin Electricity Distribution Company and also Co-founded the Defunct Project GRdC Nigeria.
Femi Akin-Laguda has a degree in Information Technology from the University of Ghana and a Nanodegree in Business Analytics from Udacity. He is also a certified Management consultant.
In Nigeria, Bolt is currently active in 11 states after expanding to 6 new cities in 2019. With the experience and innovation Akin-Laguda offers at the helm of leadership, Bolt is poised to strengthen its operations in new cities and drive further expansions.
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