Wasim Akram, in an unexpected but well thought move, was appointed as honorary CEO of Careem. During his appointment — which lasted for a single day — he had the power to issue one executive order, and as you might have guessed it, he reduced Careem fares for Lahore and Karachi.
25% in Lahore on Go Rides
20% in Karachi for Go Rides
The former Pakistani cricketer and left-arm fast bowler Wasim Akram was announced as Careem’s new honorary CEO. Post retirement, much like many former cricketers, Akram became a prominent commentator. He then took up the role of coach of Indian Premier League (IPL) side Kolkata Knight Riders and has helped them to be crowned champions in 2012 and 2014.
In view of this change, MD Careem, Junaid Iqbal stated:
I am excited to announce Wasim Akram as our Honorary CEO of Careem Pakistan. He is the perfect cultural fit for Careem. And there is no one more qualified than the Sultan of Swing, Wasim Akram to head Careem Pakistan. I am proud to pass the torch to him and I have full confidence that he will bring out the best in our employees, Captains and Customers.
After being instated as the CEO, Wasim Akram asked both Captains and customers to share one change they would like him to make to Careem given his new authority.