Delivery firm Glovo has appointed Caroline Mutuku as the general manager for Glovo Kenya. She is taking the baton from Pricilla Muhiu who joined Glovo in 2019 and promoted to be the general manager for Glovo in Kenya in 2020.
Ms Mutuku possess extensive experience in strategy, execution, and digital. This set of skills will be as she spearheads effort to make Glovo to maintain its position as the fastest-growing multi-category platform in Kenya.Prior to her appointment Ms Mutuku was the general manager of a tech start-up that focused on revolutionising mass transport in Kenya.
“I am delighted to be taking on this role as the General Manager for Glovo Kenya and continue the good work that my peers have done. I am excited to incorporate innovative and fresh ideas to take Glovo to the next level in the market,” she said of her appointment. “I am quite optimistic about the very vibrant e-commerce sector in Kenya in the coming years.” said
She also has six years of experience in management consulting at McKinsey & Co. where she was tasked with developing strategies, facilitating execution, and building digital capabilities for banks and financial regulators across Africa. She has also worked for the banking sector in companies such as Standard Chartered and Equity Bank in Kenya.
Glovo faces stiff competition from firms such as Jumia which have been angling for bigger market share through creation of innovative products.
Founded in 2015 in Barcelona, and operating across 25 countries in Europe, Central Asia, and Africa, the Glovo app connects users with businesses and couriers as well as offers on-demand services from local restaurants, grocers and supermarkets, and high street retail stores.