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Bolt Chooses Kenya to Locate its Africa Regional Office

Bolt, the ride-hailing company, has opened its Africa head office in Nairobi, Kenya to leverage the city’s strategic position to serve as a regional hub for its operations in Africa.

The office is expected to act as the regional nerve centre of the company whose operations in Africa cuts through seven countries including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and Tunisia. 

Bolt said the move is part of the company’s continued growth and investment strategy in the region as it seeks to deepen its presence in Africa in a unified approach. 

The office will provide an opportunity for Bolt to run its operations in a more integrated and cohesive manner across the region. 

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. 

“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.

“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 office will now host the company’s top-brass leadership overseeing operations across Africa, among them 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.