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Kwik appoints Olatowun Candide-Johnson as chairwoman

18 Jul 2019, 11:48 am
Financial Nigeria
Kwik appoints Olatowun Candide-Johnson as chairwoman

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Kwik aims to become the first platform for last-mile delivery in urban areas in Nigeria and neighbouring countries.

Olatowun Candide-Johnson, Chairwoman, African Delivery Technologies

African Delivery Technologies (ADT), parent company of Kwik, has announced the appointment of Olatowun Candide-Johnson as the chairwoman of its board. Olatowun Candide-Johnson is a Nigerian lawyer, businesswoman and founder of GAIA Women Club, a Lagos-based membership business and social club.

According to a statement released today, ADT, a French start-up founded by Romain Poirot-Lellig, “Olatowun brings her experience, know-how and deep knowledge of the Nigerian economy and society to Kwik, guiding the company in its ambition to become the #1 in last-mile delivery in Africa's largest market.” Candide-Johnson is a former executive at Total Group where she was the company’s General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Executive General Manager, Management Services.

Kwik aims to become the first platform for last-mile delivery in urban areas in Nigeria. The company also plans to expand to neighbouring countries with a target to make 100,000 deliveries per day across three cities before 2021, the company said earlier this month.

Following the Uber and Taxify model, Kwik connects independent delivery partners, who are owners and/or drivers of vehicles, with customers in need of delivery solutions. The Kwik app, which was launchedi in June, comes with an integrated geolocation system and offers an efficient transportation service for small packages (up to 25kg) or documents.

ADT also said its newly-appointed chairwoman holds an MBA from the TRIUM Global Executive MBA programme, jointly awarded by the London School of Economics (LSE), NYU Stern and HEC School of Management, Paris. She is also a board member of the Nigerian Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (NNCC).

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