Lori Systems has announced that it has appointed Uche Ogboi as the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Efayomi Carr as Head of Strategic Finance effective 29 July 2019.
Ogboi was previous the Principal, Investments, at EchoVC Partners, a Pan-Africa and tech enabled venture capital firm. At the firm, she invested in companies across various sectors including logistics, healthcare, fintech, telecoms and agriculture. She also worked at Citi for 8 years as an Investment Banker where she managed the bank’s SME fund and was involved in structuring the bank’s agriculture lending initiative.
Carr joins Lori from Quona Capital, where he served as Senior Associate supporting investments across Africa. Before Quona, Efayomi worked with 8 Miles LLP, a London-based private equity firm that invests in Africa. He has also worked with the Boston Consulting Group in New York and Nigeria covering financial services and at Jumia as the Head of Marketplace for Nigeria in Lagos. Carr was also the Head of Information Management and Analysis for the National Ebola Response Center in Freetown
“Uche and Efayomi are amongst the most impressive leaders on the continent, and I am absolutely thrilled about what this means for our business as we continue to rapidly scale our operations across Africa and beyond. Their track record with high growth companies make them extremely valuable part of our core management team,” said Josh Sandler, Lori Co-Founder and CEO.
Uche brings a wealth of resources and experience in scaling companies across the African continent while Efayomi will focus on expansion efforts surrounding the company’s financial products.
Lori Systems is a logistics platform that connects cargo owners to transportation. In 2017, Lori Sytems was crowned as Sub-Saharan Africa’s Most Promising Startup at TechCrunch Battlefield Africa 2017, held in Nairobi, Kenya on 11th October.