Nigeria’s Ebi Atawodi has moved up the ladder big time at ride-hailing startup Uber. She’s now Product Manager leading the company’s Global Digital Payments Program.
Atawodi joined Uber Nigeria as General Manager in 2014 after spending two years and 5 months at Etisalat Nigeria, where she was the Head of Corporate Communications.
During her time as General Manager, Uber Nigeria partnered Kia Motors and Access Bank for a financing scheme for potential investors, and signed a used-vehicle finance deal for its top-rated drivers with First Bank.
Significantly, Uber Nigeria partnered mobile payments company Paga to offer riders a convenient payment option, allowing them pay with Paga using a local debit card or with cash into a Paga account. This was introduced at the time of a certain FX palava.
Atawodi, for eight months – from June 2016 to January 2017 – was Uber’s General Manager West Africa before moving on to this new role in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
While her responsibilities in the new role aren’t known, she’ll be working with the Payment Growth team, which consist of star engineers, designers and product managers, and whose major responsibility is to “envision and execute on a payments strategy that generates large-scale growth for Uber globally.”
Already, Uber is searching a General Manager for its West Africa operations. If you’re up to the task, you can apply here.