The Company

Lori is building the cutting-edge logistics infrastructure for trucking in Africa. The start-up is tackling 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 and operations-driven marketplace efficiently connects transport to cargo. The supply chain mgmt system brings transparency and has pushed significantly improved flexibility, reliability, and cost savings (savings upwards of 15%). The company has experienced a 30% month over month compounded growth since product launch in May 2017.

The market demand for Lori’s platform is increasing exponentially. To continue driving its pace of growth, Lori recently closed a landmark raise from globally leading institutional and strategic investors. The company won TechCrunch’s Battlefield Africa.

The Lori team of ~50 employees is led by nerds obsessed with revolutionizing logistics in Africa:

  • 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
  • S. Andrew Musoke, CCO: VP (Sales) at JP Morgan; United Tech; Harvard MBA, Ugandan 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