Imran Manji has been named as the new Head of East Africa for Uber, a ride-hailing firm.
Imran formerly served as co-CEO of TowerTech Africa, an East African tower manufacturer and supplier. He has also worked for the strategy consulting firm Bain & Company.
“I’m honoured to take on this new role, as I have seen and experienced first-hand the transformative impact Uber has had in the region, from increased convenience of mobility and delivery to opening up earning opportunities for drivers and delivery people across the region,” Imran Manji said.
According to Imran, the region is merely at the verge of mobility and innovation, and this is only the beginning.
Locally, we’ve seen the ride-hailing and e-commerce industries explode in recent years, as well as a trend toward more affordable and sustainable options. Uber is responding by harnessing its technology to fulfill users’ ever-changing wants.
This has been through mobility options like Pool Chance, and UberPOA, to the ordering of food and essentials from Uber Eats and sending packages via Uber Connect.
“We look forward to having Imran join the Uber Sub-Saharan Africa team. His experience and knowledge of the region will help continue the trajectory of growth of the platform across East Africa,” Frans Hiemstra, General Manager for Sub Saharan Africa, Uber said.
Meanwhile, Uber has suspended its operation in Tanzania after six years of operation.
The ride-hailing firm noted in a statement that they will not operate until an agreement is reached with the authorities
It said;“Current regulations on the transportation sector have created an environment that is not friendly and has been a challenge in our business.”
Uber noted that the suspension is temporary and they are ready to work with the authorities to reach agreement that will have impact in that sector.
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