African Changemaker

Damilola Olokesusi

Damilola is an exceptional entrepreneur, a visionary leader, and a true inspiration to many.

She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Shuttlers, a transportation technology company based in Lagos, Nigeria. Shuttlers provides a platform that offers convenient and reliable shuttle services for commuters in major cities. The company aims to solve transportation challenges in urban areas by providing a shared mobility solution that is affordable, efficient, and comfortable. Damilola is also UNCTAD’s etrade for Women Advocate for Anglophone Africa, where she is contributing to building a more gender-inclusive digital economy in developing countries.

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