New role for Peter Somers
Peter Somers, Former CEO of Emirates Post, has been appointed Group CEO of Bob Eco, Bobcoin Group, a purpose-driven for-profit social enterprise, contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Since its launch in 2020, Bob Eco Group has been dedicated to innovating the African motorcycle market and has established successful partnerships with African governments, international organisations and local partners to reduce air-pollution, create job opportunities for young people and accelerate the transition to sustainable energy. This will create a minimum of 250,000 new jobs in the short term.
Bob Eco riders in Africa can take advantage of the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle that costs less to purchase, maintain and operate than a fuel vehicle. Bob Eco currently operates in 2 continents in 15 countries and this will be expanded to 4 continents in around 25 countries.
The Bob Eco Group operates through the world of crypto with its own Bobcoin (BOBC) traded on several exchanges. This makes Bob Eco the world’s first tokenization of a for-profit social enterprise, offering equity-and-asset-backed security tokens.
Peter Somers said: “As the new Group CEO, I am excited to commit to the growth of Bob Eco. Key objectives are a strong growth on the African Continent, continued rollout of Bob solar panels and the development of Bob electric vehicles for postal and last mile businesses worldwide.”
Peter is a strategic executive and entrepreneur in the Postal & Logistics industry. He is the founder of the e-Commerce logistics company SprintPack and co-founder of SKS & Partners, a network of E-Commerce Logistics consultants.
He was member of the Executive Committee of bpost, the Belgian Postal Operator, till July 2014 and was CEO of bpost Parcels & International, a rapidly growing business unit with over Euro 475 Mio revenues and employing close to 1.000 people, covering bpost domestic parcels, international parcels and mail activities in Europe, the Americas and Asia and the innovation project ‘Shop & Deliver’.
He possesses more than 25 years of experience resulting from executive positions in leading distribution, E-commerce logistics and postal companies and in-depth expertise in designing and implementing distribution systems, new market entry, M&A, business development and innovation.