The Company

Lori is building the cutting-edge logistics infrastructure for trucking in Africa. The startup is using advanced technology and operational systems to tackle a massive issue - $180 billion is spent annually on haulage across Africa, which means that up to 75% of a product’s cost is due to logistics (compared to 6% in the US).

Lori’s tech-enabled logistics optimization system is driving a new-age supply chain management system and has already realized significantly improved flexibility, reliability, and significant cost savings (savings upwards of 15%, which reduces the prices of goods for consumers).

The market demand for Lori’s platform is increasing exponentially and the company has achieved a 30% month over month growth since system launch in May. To continue driving this pace of growth, Lori has raised capital from institutional and strategic investors from the continent/world. The company recently won TechCrunch’s Battlefield Africa.

The team is led by a team of nerds obsessed with revolutionizing logistics in Africa and executing on their vision:

  • Gichini Ngaruiya, CTO: Y Combinator, co-founder/CTO of E la Carte (raised $50mm+), MIT CS, Kenyan native
  • Josh Sandler, CEO: industrialization + logistics work, Harvard MBA/MPA-ID, South African native
  • Fredrik Johansson, COO: former COO of $80mm Swedish supply chain co, Masters in Eng (thesis in Tanzania)

The Position

Lori is seeking a hyper organized and attentive Executive Assistant who will be supporting the executive team at Lori Systems. They will ensure the executive team is able to maximize their time efficiency through taking lead at external correspondence, organizing meetings, managing travel arrangements, as well as creating and maintaining reports / spreadsheets.

What you will do

  • Proactively manage the exec teams’ complex and demanding calendars
  • Professionally manage meeting requests, including drafting agenda and coordinating attendees
  • Proactively follow up until projects are finalized
  • Adapt to consistent changes
  • Prioritize extensive competing demands
  • Plan and organize local & international business trips, including flights, accommodation and meetings with business executives
  • Organize events (e.g. booking venues, transportation, agendas)
  • Attend meetings on behalf of CEO as needed
  • Capture and distribute meeting minutes
  • Prepare reports, presentations and agendas
  • Execute on Special projects

What you bring to the table

  • Strong attention to detail and organization
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • High level of professionalism
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excitement to work hard
  • Commitment to the Lori mission
  • Proficiency in MS Office packages
  • Trustworthiness
  • Ability to problem solve, make decisions
  • Strong time management skills
  • Willingness to take initiative & own projects
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Commitment to drive to completion with limited supervision; a ‘never-give-up’ attitude
  • 6 to 8 years’ experience (2 to 4 in executive level assistant role)
  • Bachelor degree


Qualified applicants are invited to email their CV to Lori HR at: careers@lorisystems.com