SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Following launches in cities across the United States including Seattle, WA; Washington, DC; Worcester, MA; Revere, MA; and Aurora, CO, ofo announces the hire of Chris Nakutis Taylor to run ofo U.S.
"We are thrilled to bring Chris on to run ofo's U.S. operations," said Dai Wei, founder and CEO. "Since launching in August, we have seen ofo taking off in the U.S., where we have enormous potential. Chris's strong background in tech, whether at his own start-up or his time at Uber, make him the right person to expand ofo even further."
"I'm very excited to join this team and a company that is leading in the bike-sharing space," said Taylor. "Around the world, they have shown that station-free bike-sharing can improve everyday lives by making transportation more convenient, more affordable, better for the environment and more fun. I look forward to continuing to bring this offering to more American cities in the near future."
Taylor joined Uber as one of the first 250 employees and was most recently a Regional General Manager South & West for UberEATS. He attended Northwestern University as well as University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and is based in San Francisco.
Founded in 2014, ofo is the world's largest station-free bicycle-sharing platform. ofo was created for sharing and aims to unlock every corner of the world by making bikes accessible to everyone. To date, ofo has connected users to more than 10 million bikes in over 180 cities across 16 countries, generated more than 25 million daily transactions and has provided over 200 million global users with 4 billion efficient, convenient and green rides. ofo partnered with the UN Development Programme in April to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and launched a partnership with Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation in August, in which ofo donate bicycles to girls living in Malawi in need of a safe way to get to school. To learn more, visit www.ofo.com.
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