Damilola Olokesusi

Co-founder and CEO, Shuttlers

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Damilola is the Co-founder and CEO of Nigeria’s leading technology-driven transportation startup, Shuttlers. She possesses a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos. She boasts experience in Process Engineering and Investment Management. Dami is very passionate about solving socio-economic problems in her community, hence the founding of Shuttlers.

Damilola is a Forbes30Under30 (2019) recipient for Technology, and she went on to be selected by the UK government for a technology exchange in 2020. She garnered accolades such as the Digital & Tech Award at the Women in Africa Contest in Morocco in 2017, and the Award for the Best Idea at the Aso Villa Demo Day, where she had the opportunity of meeting the Vice President of Nigeria and Mark Zuckerberg. She has also won grants from institutions like Artel’s Sahara, GEM-WorldBank, and Ford Motors Company.

In 2020, she launched an initiative called Shemoves Shuttles, an all-female shuttle service (sponsored by Ford Motors Company) that has impacted 600+ female professionals by turning their commute time into learning time.

Shutters has raised $5.6 million in equity funding and announced plans to expand into more African metropolitan cities. Damilola was recently selected as one of the Most Influential Women in Mobility 2022 by Vulog. She is poised to continue leading innovation in the technology and transportation sectors and other sectors in Nigeria and worldwide.

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