- TitleCofounder and CEO
Obi Ozor is the cofounder of Nigerian logistics firm Kobo360. The Goldman Sachs–backed outfit matches truck drivers with consignments, and if that seems like a haulage twist on the Uber concept, then you’ll be unsurprised to learn that Ozor was once Uber Nigeria’s operations chief (and, before that, an investment banker for JPMorgan). Kobo360, which serves the likes of Unilever, Procter & Gamble, and DHL, was launched in 2017 to overcome inefficiencies in Nigerian logistics infrastructure. “We had to educate an entire sector and bring them along on the journey, proving at each and every stage how our products and services were going to enhance their lives, their bottom lines,” Ozor wrote earlier this year. Now, Kobo360 has expanded into Kenya, Ghana, Togo, and Uganda and has over 23,000 drivers on its platform. Ozor and his cofounder, Ife Oyedele, were this year selected to join the Endeavor network of high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets.