Kagiso Khaole takes driver’s seat at Uber SSA
Uber has appointed Kagiso Khaole as the new General Manager for Uber in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA), taking over from Frans Hiemstra who has been appointed as the Regional General Manager for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) at Uber.
According to a statement released by the digital services company, Khaole joined Uber in 2021 where he led mobility operations across SSA, and has previously worked in several industries, including eCommerce, software and services, consumer electronics, management consulting, insurance and banking.
Uber is operational in over 50 cities across South Africa, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and Uganda.
Hiemstra said, “Kagiso’s contribution to the rides business has been nothing short of excellent, and I am confident that our SSA region will continue to grow from strength to strength under his leadership.”
Uber claims to have facilitated one billion trips in Africa since entering the market ten years ago.
Khaole added, “We are certainly excited about the future, especially because next year, we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary in SSA. We continue to remain committed to raising the bar on safety, as well as improving the experience of drivers, delivery people and riders using the Uber app - I am excited to be a part of this journey.”