Gokada, the Nigeria-primarily primarily based last-mile offer, logistics and transportation originate-up has presented Nikhil Goel as its fresh CEO.
Goel first joined Gokada in 2019 as a Vice President of Rides, bringing with him intensive experience within the realm last-mile logistics device. In India, Nikhil modified into Same previous Manager of unicorn food offer originate-up Zomato, and then as Head of Unique Verticals at SafeBoda in Kenya.
He’s been accountable for leading the firm since Gokada tragically misplaced its founder, Fahim Saleh, in July 2020. In accordance to Gokada, Goel has helped the firm elevate its income by 10X and grow it’s offer impart quantity by 100X, enabling the firm to reach profitability within the past 12 months.
Commenting on Gokada’s fresh substitute mannequin, Nikhil Goel stated, “Gokada now serves thousands of folks and companies across Lagos. Our differ of offer alternatives now spans a different of sectors resembling food offer, grocery offer, parcel offer, eCommerce fulfilment, and extra. What makes me so happy with Gokada is the firm’s In no diagram-Give-Up perspective. Even within the course of the pandemic which rapidly followed the hunch-hailing ban, we had been in a location to bring most of our pilots relieve to jobs whereas in parallel launching legit logistics alternatives to make stronger companies in Nigeria, which allowed them to proceed to produce their companies to their customers.”
Whereas the firm began as a hunch-hailing carrier, it has since grow to be a scramble-setter in food offer, parcel offer, and totally different “last mile logistics” alternatives at some stage in Lagos. With a growing instant of over 1,000 riders and thousands of SME customers, Gokada plans to elevate across totally different states in Nigeria in 2021.
In the last Three hundred and sixty five days, the firm has tackled and surmounted many challenges; from the okada ban to the ‘EndSars’ protests in October 2020. As they elevate into fresh geographies and verticals, Goel’s solid music file of prior success within the sector is poised to be a great income for Gokada.
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