Digital taxi platform Bolt has appointed Takura Malaba as the new Regional Manager for East and Southern Africa.
Takura Malaba is expected to drive the firm’s operation activities in the region as well as expand its footprint in the region .He takes over from Kenneth Micah.
Bolt is an on-demand mobility platform in Europe and Africa with over 100 million customers in over 45 countries.
Malaba joined the Taxi hailing company in November 2021, as the Country Manager in South Africa, where he was responsible for strategy and operations.
Before that role, he was a strategy and consulting manager at Accenture, where he was in charge of strategy development, strategic cost reduction and advanced analytics.
“Since joining the business in 2021, he has done an excellent job in leading the South African market. He has steered the business, and defended it against stiff competition, driven strong growth despite a difficult macro-economic environment and effectively managed costs,” Bolt Rides Vice President Paddy Partridge said.
“He has also been instrumental in making significant progress in improving the safety and quality of our platform in the country. I am confident he will continue to do a great job in this new role,” he added.
Speaking on his appointment, Takura said he was looking forward to continued collaboration with the regional teams to spur the growth of the Bolt business in the region.