Careem is hiring a

Legal Counsel

Do you want to help build a world-class institution from the region, experience the thrill of being part of a high-growth technology company, and improve people’s lives?

There is only one way to build an awesome institution: to attract exceptionally talented people who are aligned with the mission of the organization and make them partners in success. At Careem, our mission is to simplify the lives of people, initially through solutions that make transportation in the region reliable, and over time, through disruptions in payments and logistics. In the process, we want to build an organization that inspires and become a world-class institution from the region.

We have had a phenomenal start. Founded in 2012 by former entrepreneurs and McKinsey alums, Careem is an innovative transportation service operational in 32 cities from Morocco to Pakistan. With 30% monthly growth, we are one of the fastest growing companies in the region. Our recipe for success has been a team that thrives on challenges, is passionate about solving problems, is not afraid to work super hard, and is a true partner in the company through generous stock option grants. We have attracted strong regional and international investors and are positioned on the cusp of significant scale. Read more about us in the New York Times or Arabian Business.

ABOUT THE ROLE

While the wind has been at our back, we now have a unique opportunity to design the building blocks of success for the company over the medium term – our corporate architecture, regulatory strategy, risk management and growth. We are looking for a bright, ambitious and highly-organised legal counsel to be based in Cairo who will work directly with the general counsel in Dubai in building the legal function at Careem.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing transactions and internal risk/compliance issues for Careem Cairo
  • Negotiating with regulators
  • Drafting of contracts
  • Formulating risk management strategies
  • Creating relevant compliance material and training colleagues in our Egypt offices
  • Building a strong know-how library for our Egypt business
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