Careem strengthens leadership for Super App Strategy

Dubai, September 5: Careem, the greater Middle East’s leading internet platform, announces a new, senior leadership structure as the company implements its 2022 vision to become the region’s everyday Super App.

Expert and seasoned Managing Directors will lead expanded geographies and drive growth across new products and services in their respective markets:

  • Ibrahim Manna, Managing Director of Careem’s developing markets (Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Turkey) expands role to lead Saudi Arabia
  • Wael Abou El Ella, Managing Director Egypt expands role to lead North Africa territories: Egypt and Morocco, with new market launches planned
  • Bassel Al Nahlaoui, Managing Director Gulf expands role to lead Pakistan
  • Co founder, Abdulla Elyas becomes Chairman of Saudi Arabia operations

In an email to all colleagues, Mudassir Sheikha, CEO and co-founder of Careem, said: “As we grow and do new things at Careem, it is important for us to keep evolving our leadership structures to best align with opportunities and realities. This evolution had to kick into high gear to realise our new Vision 2022 and the aspiration to become the region’s everyday Super App. Moreover, many of our markets and functions have expanded in scope and size since we last organised them, and it is only prudent that we do a strategic review to set them up for their next phase of crazy growth”.

In this period of fast paced growth, Careem is doubling down on customer, captain and colleague experiences, product delivery and profitability. Over the next two quarters, the business will begin to provide a broader range of services to customers such as financial services and expanding the on demand delivery use cases.

Careem’s new leadership structure is set up to drive this growth through better knowledge sharing, efficient collaboration and faster decision making.

Operating across 14 countries in the greater Middle East, Careem offers ride hailing, deliveries and payments to more than 33 million customers and has tech hubs in Berlin, Dubai and Pakistan.

About Careem

​Careem is the internet platform for the greater Middle East. A pioneer of the region’s ride-hailing economy, Careem is expanding services across its platform to include mass transportation, delivery, and payments. Careem’s mission is to simplify and improve the lives of people and build a lasting institution that inspires. Established in July 2012, Careem operates in more than 100 cities across 14 countries and has created more than one million job opportunities in the region.


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