Edgar Kipngetich, 32

Country Manager

Bolt Food
My Story

Leading a multinational at the age of 32 is no mean feat.

Edgar was appointed as the country manager for Bolt Food in March this year after the company, which largely provides digital taxi services, launched a food delivery unit.

He took over the company at a time dining had been disrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants were closed enabling Bolt Food capitalise on the shift to digital platforms for growth.

The firm now has on-boarded restaurants such as Java, ArtCaffe, Debonairs, Steers, KFC, Big Square, The Chef House, Wings Kenya Alchemist, Barista & Co, Mercado, Awash Ethiopian restaurant, Charlie’s Bistro, and Bao Box.

"“There has been tremendous growth of e-commerce, which has become mainstream in people’s daily lives with major benefits. We have a rich history in disrupting markets and will be applying our experience to our food delivery platform,” "

“There has been tremendous growth of e-commerce, which has become mainstream in people’s daily lives with major benefits. We have a rich history in disrupting markets and will be applying our experience to our food delivery platform,” Edgar said.

Before he joined Bolt, Edgar worked as chief of staff at investment and advisory firm, Halkin Group based in Kenya and London for four years and as vice president strategy at SUPPER London, a food delivery strategy for three years.

He holds a Master’s degree in science, infrastructure investment finance from University College London and worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Manchester, UK.

He had experience as a waiter for a short period while doing his Bachelor’s in planning at the University of Manchester.

Elizabeth Kivuva