Hadeer Shalaby announced this week from her personal Facebook account that she would be stepping down from her position as Regional Director of Careem Bus.
Shalaby’s journey with Careem started 5 years ago, when the regional ride-sharing platform acquired her company Taxi El Sa7el in 2015.
“I learned so much during the five years I spent with the company, especially through the launch of Careem Bus, now is time for me to start my own thing.”Hadeer Shalaby, Former Regional Director, Careem Bus
Talking to WAYA about the decision to step down she said: “I am very grateful for my journey with Careem and its founders. I learned so much during the five years I spent with the company, especially through the launch of Careem Bus, now is time for me to start my own thing.” Furthermore, with Uber‘s acquisition of Careem coming to a close, she felt that “[her] journey with the company had come full circle and that now is the right time to take this step.”
Shalaby held various positions at Careem, all of which affirmed her true passion for “staring things from the ground up”. She launched Taxi El Sa7el in 2014, and sold it to Careem shortly thereafter when she joined the company in 2015. She quickly rose from being the General Manager in Egypt, to the Director of Category Management, a department focusing on launching new products such as bikes, pooling, deliveries, taxis and bus. In 2018 she became the Regional Director of Careem Bus.
Talking about her next step, she said she would be taking the coming period to reflect on her journey and to consider her next move. In addition to confirming her passion for building companies from the ground up, her journey with Careem, showed her “the importance of building companies that solve the problems affecting society,” she added. Shalaby currently has a learning plan in place. She aims to dive deeper into topics and skills she believes will be essential to the next entrepreneurial journey she is hoping to embark on.
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Earlier this month, Ankur Shah, Careem’s CFO & CSO also announced he would be ending his 7 year journey with the company. Uber’s acquisition of Careem for $3.1 billion was finalized on January 2nd, 2020.
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