Safeboda is one of the fastest growing companies in Africa having disrupted the “Boda Boda” industry through its model that emphasizes on safety and quality customer service. And for the next 3 days we are giving you the chance to ask any question(s) to 3 of the great minds behind this explosive service!
(The window to submit your questions has closed 🙁. But you can check out what your friends asked and they answers they got.)
By now everyone must have seen the orange clad motorbike riders cruising through the streets of Kampala or Nairobi. If you haven’t you will soon! With over 15,000 SafeBoda drivers across their cities of operation, the orange clad motorbike riders who can be hailed via their app are bringing safety and lots of other services, all with a smile, to East Africa.
Safeboda is one of the fastest growing tech companies in Africa having disrupted the “Boda Boda” industry through its model that emphasizes on safety and quality customer service. It is now thinking about more than just safe rides, building out its platform of other on-demand services such as parcel delivery, food and payments. Today on the app in Kampala, you can buy airtime, send a parcel and transfer your wallet balance from your SafeBoda app to your friends’ app.
For the next 3 days we are giving you the chance to ask any question(s) to 3 of the great minds behind this explosive service! Now these guys are super busy, getting a meeting with them is a challenge, even for us (and they’re our clients) but we are giving you the opportunity to effectively have a mini interview with them. So you can’t miss this one out. Okay, enough hype, who are we giving you the chance to ask questions to?
1. Co - Founder and Director, Ricky Rapa Thompson
It was through Ricky’s experience that the idea of Safeboda was born. Ricky’s career journey has been an epic one; from a security guard to a boda boda driver to co-founding the Safeboda app! His story is one from rags to riches that you can learn so much from.
2. Co - Founder and CEO, Alastair Sussock
By joining forces with Ricky and fellow co-founder Max, Alastair helped grow Kampala from just 5 drivers and more recently led the expansion beyond Kampala while spearheading capital raising - SafeBoda is now a company with 5 offices across 4 countries and has over 200 staff. A true innovator to learn from.
3. Kenya Country Head, John Ngari
John Ngari is the man taking Safeboda to new heights in Kenya! He has held leadership positions at the big names when it comes to Financial Services; Jumo, Standard Bank, Citi! Find out what it takes to work in such companies and to be involved in scaling them!
Leave your questions in the comment section below. Please state who your question is directed to by writing the person’s name first. For example, “Alistair: How did you come up with the idea of SafeBoda?”
The deadline to ask your questions is Thursday 31st October, 11:59 pm. We will publish Allistair, John and Ricky’s answers to your questions in a separate blog post next week so watch out for that too! We will also reward one randomly selected user with FREE Career Coaching and CV Review.
Get cracking with those questions and happy learning!!