Uber hires a new General Manager for Lagos operations

by | Jan 13, 2015

Uber Lagos has no doubt been the talk of town, especially with their ‘ride in style’ model which gives Nigerians access to travel in vehicles like the Toyota Prado, for affordable prices via their mobile phone app. The app-based transportation network entered the Nigerian Market in September 2014 with Alastair Curtis, the International Launcher for Uber in Africa.

After some months of operation, Uber has employed Ebi Atawodi as the Lagos General Manager. Ebi Atawodi has over a decade of marketing communications, brand strategy, digital/new media, product activation, brand amplification and corporate sponsorship experience. She previously worked as head of Corporate Communication at Etisalat.

The Techpoint team will be meeting with Ebi Atawodi next week to talk about her new position as Uber Lagos General Manager. If you have question for Ebi, kindly drop them the comment below.

Adewale Yusuf
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El_Komo
El_Komo
7 years ago

Well, she’ll position them as a stylish brand and everyone else will want a piece of the action.

Eat Drink Lagos
Eat Drink Lagos
7 years ago

So Atawodi or Amodi?

Adewale
Adewale
Reply to  Eat Drink Lagos
7 years ago

Atawodi

Abiola
Abiola
7 years ago

She must be very smart.

Oluwatosin
Oluwatosin
7 years ago

Congratulations Ebi, more grease to your elbow

Gabriel Ayo Aggrey
Gabriel Ayo Aggrey
7 years ago

What will be Uber Lagos’s hiring strategy since IT/Technology education in Nigeria is still in its nascent stage and obviously
Uber relies heavily on technology to connect drivers and customers in real time?

Besides corporate customers, how do Uber Lagos plan to attract individual car owners who already offer such services with their cars, on their way home after work?

chizaram
chizaram
7 years ago

Hi. When will Uber be coming to Abuja

Adewale
Adewale
Reply to  chizaram
7 years ago

No confirmed date yet, but very soon!

okemini otum
okemini otum
7 years ago

So what happens to afrocabs? It is being swallowed up by Uber, seeing Ebi was the CEO of afrocabs prio to their apointment to Uber?

Adewale
Adewale
Reply to  okemini otum
7 years ago

There’s no record of Ebi working for Afrocabs.

okemini otum
okemini otum
Reply to  Adewale
7 years ago

Really beacouse I interviewd her during Demo Africa 2014, have pictures , she was heading g the marketing team

olammide
olammide
Reply to  Adewale
6 years ago

She was the CMO for like 3 months at Afrocab

Abisoye
Abisoye
Reply to  Adewale
6 years ago

There’s a record, she gave me an afrocab card which has her name on it. She was there for few months actually.

Adewale
Adewale
Reply to  Abisoye
6 years ago

Oh okay, thanks @disqus_WzoQgvUcLa:disqus

olammide
olammide
Reply to  okemini otum
6 years ago

She was the CMO not CEO of Afrocabs. Afrocab had an MD who was a guy. Afrocab is confused tho but I don’t think Uber is going anywhere close to them LOOOOOL

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