Careem is hiring a

Director of Business Development & Government Relations

Karachi, Pakistan

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 organisation 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 organisation 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 31 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

We are looking for a Director of Business Development & Government Relations to define and drive the partnership agenda, from regulators and governments to companies in the telecom, financial services, logistics, and travel industry. The person is this role has a distinct opportunity to make a tremendous impact on the region and the trajectory of the company.

Key responsibilities

  • Actively source, close and manage partnerships with regulators and governments
  • Actively source, close and manage partnerships with large companies with overlapping target segments such as telecoms, banks and hospitality providers
  • Manage complex contract negotiations and work with legal counsel (if required)
  • Lead the implementation of partnerships across different functional units
  • Manage the business development and sales process in country