African tech-enabled mobility company, GIG Mobility (GIGM) has announced the appointment of Enahoro Okhae as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). According to a statement by the company, Enahoro will continue to drive the company’s strategic objectives while focusing on creating an agile and innovative culture that promotes proactive responses to emerging trends, changing market conditions and the dynamic needs of consumers in the digital age.
Enahoro is taking over from the founder’s son and CEO, Chidi Ajaere who remains the Chief Executive Officer of the group holding company, Greatman Legend (formerly GIG Group). The new GIGM CEO will operate under the management and leadership of the group company.
Speaking on the appointment, Chidi Ajaere said:
“I believe that GIGM is ready to move from its founders, and engaging on actionable steps to strengthen our goal to provide innovative and disruptive products as well as build an empowered and efficient workforce is something we are committed to at GIGM. Enahoro brings unquantifiable experience to this role and will drive value for all stakeholders through his leadership and initiatives. I am delighted that we were able to get him to embrace the long-term vision of GIGM as he takes on this new role”,
Enahoro brings over 16 years of senior leadership experience working with leading brands. In his new role, he will further position the company for the next phase of growth while building an aligned team with a disruptive productive mindset across the diverse cadets within GIGM.
Commenting on his appointment as CEO, Enahoro said:
“Technology has been pivotal in positioning GIGM as an industry leader, and technology will be the premise on which the company will continue to lead the industry. The digital age is primarily characterized by customer-first features with crucial attention paid to customized services. This new dispensation will focus on implementing future-proof business strategies while integrating more lifestyle features into the GIGM application enabling users to “do things freely while moving freely.
Speaking about what to expect from his team, the new CEO shared his vision as he takes over. According to him, technology will be the bedrock of the company’s operations.
“Mobility is beyond movement. It is about the ability to move easily and unhindered irrespective of the channel; land, rail, water, air or virtual/augmented reality. While moving freely, people should also be able the things freely. This is the new renaissance of GIGM and the bedrock upon which we will embed more lifestyle features in the existing customer app”, he says.
The new CEO will be supported by a team of new executives. These include Chukwudi Anyanwuocha as Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Kenneth Nwanganga as Chief Technology Officer, Funmilola Ogunleye as Chief Process Officer, Jude Odum as Chief Operations Officer, John Okafor as Chief Procurement Officer and Chibuzor Onwuameze as the Head of Finance.
Enahoro hinted that the new team would focus on addressing the lingering challenge of maintaining high service delivery standards as this could deter the prospects of the business if not handled efficiently.
“GIGM is executing plans to increase the company’s value, offerings and reach, and as a team, we look forward to this new Chapter of the GIGM story. I am excited to continue working on meaningful products that create value for users while also strengthening my capacity,” he said.
This is in addition to the commitment to sustaining the company’s expansion plan across West Africa. Recall that the company launched its operations in Ghana (a terminal in Kumasi and Accra), its first foray outside of Nigeria in November 2019.
Chief Operating Officer (COO), Vuakpor Muoghereh said at the launch that the expansion into Ghana is in line with the company’s agenda to reach across Africa, “changing the perception of how transport companies operate with the use of technology”.
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