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Lori Systems has announced the appointments of Uche Ogboi as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Efayomi Carr as Head of Strategic Finance.

A statement by the pan-African logistics firm confirmed that both appointments take immediate effect.

Commenting on the appointments, Lori’s Co-Founder and CEO, Josh Sandler said Ogboi and Carr are amongst the most impressive leaders on the continent, as they have, in their portfolios, impressive track records.

“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 records with high growth companies make them an extremely valuable part of our core management team.”

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Lori Systems' new MD, Uche Ogboi
Lori Systems’ new MD, Uche Ogboi

Profiles of the new appointees: Ogboi served as the Principal, Investments, at EchoVC Partners, a Pan-Africa and tech-enabled venture capital firm where she helped grow the firm’s portfolio across the region and globally.

She has invested in several companies across various sectors including logistics, healthcare, Fintech, telecoms and agriculture. She also worked at Citi for eight years as  Investment Banker where she managed the bank’s Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (SMEs) fund and was involved in structuring the bank’s agriculture lending initiative.

Carr joined Lori from Quona Capital, where he served as Senior Associate supporting investments across Africa.

Before Quona, Carr worked with 8 Miles LLP, a London-based private equity firm that invests in Africa. He 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.

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Carr was also the Head of Information Management and Analysis for the National Ebola Response Centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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About the company: Lori Systems is a tech-enabled logistics optimisation platform that seamlessly connects and coordinates cargo owners and transporters across Africa.

Famuyiwa Damilare is a trained journalist. He holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication at the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ). Damilare is an innovative and transformational leader with broad-based expertise in journalism and media practice at large. He has explored his proven ability in the areas of reporting, curating and generating contents, creatively establishing social media engagements, and mobile editing of videos. It is safe to say he’s a multimedia journalist.


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