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Daily News Egypt: Uber plans to inject more investments into Egyptian market

50,000 drivers are working with Uber, 40% of whom did not have a job prior to joining Uber.
11.05.17 | Interesting article at Daily News Egypt

Emil Michael, Uber’s chief business officer, said that Egypt is one of the most important markets for Uber in the Middle East and Africa.

In an interview with Daily News Egypt, he stated that the company intends to inject more investments into the Egyptian market in the coming period.

He pointed out that 50,000 drivers are working with Uber, 40% of whom did not have a job prior to joining Uber, noting that the company has helped effectively in the development of the Egyptian economy through the provision of jobs.

How do you see the growth opportunities in the Egyptian market, especially after the floatation of the pound?

The Egyptian market is the most important for Uber in the Middle East and Africa, especially after the huge investments we put into the Egyptian market. We are now working with about 50,000 drivers in Egypt. Roughly 40% of them were unemployed before they joined Uber. This highlights the role of Uber in helping Egyptians find jobs.

After the flotation of the pound, the value of the national currency depreciated, which gives our investments more value and helps them achieve more results.

In the coming period, we aim to create tens of thousands of more jobs.