In September earlier this year, the first Voi scooters hit the streets of London. Reaching this milestone wouldn’t have been possible for us if it wasn’t for Rasheed Akewusure, our fleet manager. Rasheed’s tasks include overseeing as well as optimising the operational efficiency of our micromobility fleet.
We asked Rasheed to share some quick facts about himself.
I chose to join Voi because they were the company that stood out among the competition in that they put safety first. How? By using geofencing technology, emphasising sustainability with swappable batteries and fostering community engagement. All of these things combined position Voi as a pioneering force, setting industry standards for responsible and innovative micromobility solutions.
Despite my solid educational foundation in accounting, finance, and banking, my standout performance has consistently been in logistics and operations. While at Uber and Getir, where I assisted drivers with licensing, vehicle selection, insurance and legal compliance, I uncovered a passion for problem-solving, route-planning and optimisation. That evolved into me honing my fleet management skills over the past eight years, continually enhancing transportation logistics and fleet efficiency.
Something I bring with me from my home country is the preparation of the Nigerian meal, Abula (consisting of Amala, Gbegiri and Ewedu). It takes quite a while to prepare, but the rich flavours make every bite worth the effort. For those unfamiliar with Abula, this course features a traditional Nigerian meal. Amala is a smooth, dark-brown dough made from yam or cassava flour; gbegiri is a savoury bean soup; and ewedu is a slimy soup made from jute leaves.