SWVL Names Former Uber Kenya Country Manager Its New GM
Egyptian shuttle-hailing company SWVL has today announced the appointment of Dip Patel as its General Manager in Kenya.
Patel was the Head of Growth at Apollo Agriculture, a company that helps small-scale farmers in maximizing their profits.
Mr. Patel also served as the Ubers Country Manager in Kenya. He started his Uber journey as the company’s first Marketing Manager for East Africa, a role that saw him contribute to Uber’s launch and growth in the region.
“We see the Kenyan commuter market as one with great potential and with a gap that we are working to fill using technology. We, therefore, needed to carefully select an individual with extensive experience in the Kenyan tech space and a passion for impacting the daily lives of commuters. SWVL Appoints Former Uber Kenya Country Manager Its New GMI am sure we have made the right choice,” Mostafa Kandil, SWVL Co-Founder and CEO, said, adding that SWVL is excited to bring Dip on board to head the Kenyan business.
Patel Dip has been born and grown in the country, acquired his study abroad, and has been passionate about ensuring people’s daily lives are improved via the use of technology.
Since its start of operations in the country, SWVL has been offering affordable, quality, convenient, and reliable everyday bus rides across various locations in the country, among them Ongata Rongai, Ruiru, and Kikuyu.
SWVL is considered a smart solution that solves the transportation equation, leading to helping more commute for less, with ease and comfort.