Ola now enters New Zealand making its third international market, the company announced on Tuesday that it is beginning operations in New Zealand along with service offerings in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. Serving a billion rides yearly, Ola has successful operations in India, Australia and the UK.
To assemble Ola’s essence locally, Brian Dewil has been delegated as Country Manager for New Zealand. Dewil has more than 15 years of experience working in the technology and startup industry.
Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder and CEO Ola said in a statement that, “We see a real opportunity in New Zealand to provide a fair alternative in the ride-share space for both customers and drivers. We are the ride-share brand that cares and are looking forward to creating high-quality transport experiences for both passengers and drivers in New Zealand.”
Adding to this Aggarwal said that the company has put resources into understanding the New Zealand customer and concocted the correct procedure to meet their transport needs.
With a refreshed approach to deal with ride-sharing, Ola’s launch into New Zealand takes after its successful launch in Australia in February 2018 and the UK in August 2018.
Country Manager NZ at Ola, Brian Dewil said that, “Kiwis have had too little choice when it comes to ride-share. Ola’s arrival will create a compelling experience that puts the quality of rides first. I’m excited to build the local team and business in New Zealand and provide a healthy contribution to the nation’s local mobility infrastructure.”