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Karhoo appoints Edmund Read as chief operating officer

Karhoo, the mobility exchange platform for taxi and private hire fleets, has appointed Edmund Read as its chief operating officer.  

Edmund Read, COO at Karhoo

Read joins after seven years at takeaway marketplace Just Eat Plc as group operations director and he has also spent time in leadership roles at Skype as well as at Sony Ericsson and a number of award winning startups.

In his new position, he will lead the Karhoo Supply and Operations teams, and is tasked with building a scalable operation that capitalises on Karhoo’s capabilities and supercharges growth in 2020.

He commented: “Karhoo represents an excitingly complex operating challenge – bringing together brands, networks and fleets to deliver exceptional mobility experiences to customers at a global scale.

“Great technology and talent have built the foundation. 2020 is the year to capitalise on that and go for growth.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006.