Shuttle-hailing tech platform SWVL has today appointed a new general manager Dip Patel, to cement its presence in the country and its commitment to helping develop a reliable and efficient technology platform serving mass transit systems for the Kenyan commuter.
Dip Patel, a Kenyan by birth holds a Master of Science degree in Accounting, Organisations and Institutions from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and International Politics from Vassar College in New York and an International Baccalaureate Diploma from the Aga Khan Academy in Nairobi. Patel is set to bring on board his vast experience in the vibrant technology start-up space in Nairobi.
Prior to this appointment, he was serving as the Head of Growth at Apollo Agriculture, a Kenyan technology company that helps small-scale farmers maximize their profits. Dip has also worked as Uber’s Country Manager in Kenya having started as the company’s first Marketing Manager for East Africa. His contribution to the growth of Uber saw him promoted to Operations and Logistics Manager where he focused on support centres and engagements across East Africa.
“We see the Kenyan commuter market as one with great potential and with a gap that we are working to fill using technology. We, therefore, needed to carefully select an individual with extensive experience in the Kenyan tech space and a passion for impacting the daily lives of commuters. I am sure we have made the right choice,” said Mostafa Kandil, SWVL Co-Founder and CEO.
The SWVL Kenya general manager position was previously filled by Shivachi Muleji.