Virtuo announced on October 31st that it has appointed Nina Holmes as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. She will lead operations, Virtuo’s expansion strategy, and French Tech 120 scale-up.
Virtuo co-founders Karim Kaddoura and Thibault Chassagne said the hiring reflects the company’s ambition to “revolutionize the mobility and rental car market by putting customers at the center of its sustainability-focused strategy.” He said he would double check. Holmes’ experience will enable the company to grow beyond his six countries in which it currently operates, while enhancing the quality of its service on a much larger scale. Virtuo is committed to electrifying 50% of his vehicles by 2025.
“Urban expansion and rapid urban growth are challenges for all of us,” Holmes said. “Our aim is to reinvent car rental as we know it and provide our customers with a sustainable alternative that meets the needs of the modern consumer. Together with Karim, Thibaut and the entire Virtuo team, we are excited about the challenge of bringing this vision to life.”
Holmes holds a degree in Development and African Affairs from the University of London and an MA in International Development from the University of Oxford. She gained her operations management experience at Jumia, first as Director of Jumia Food Operations and then General Manager of Jumia On Demand Services for Africa. She later joined Amazon and then Zapp. This is a consumer product delivery scale-up responsible for the supply her chain element of the business.
“We are delighted to welcome Nina to Virtuo,” said Cadura and Chassagne. “Our ambition is to expand into new European and global markets. essential to ensure our goal of becoming the benchmark for on-demand vehicles in the world.”