Careem showcases growth and innovation in Jordan at Xpand Conference 2024

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Careem showcases growth and innovation in Jordan at Xpand Conference 2024

-          Jordan is home to Careem’s fastest-growing engineering hub, with 80+ engineers hired over the past 2 years

-          Careem has created over 50,000 earning opportunities for Captains in Jordan, with plans to unlock 10,000 more within 2024

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Dead Sea, Jordan - May 15, 2024 - Careem, the region’s leading multi-service app, joined technology leaders from across the world on stage at the Xpand Conference at the Dead Sea in Jordan, which attracted over 1,500 technology enthusiasts from across the region.


Baber Shaikh, Head of Engineering at Careem, delivered a presentation on the functional, geographic and organisational considerations for scaling from a start-up into a multi-service business, building on his experience leading engineering teams at companies including Microsoft, Groupon, Nvidia and Careem.


Serving more than 1 million customers in Jordan, the Careem app has expanded to offer multiple services including ride-hailing, food delivery, F&B discovery and discounts through Careem DineOut, customer and corporate on-demand delivery service through Careem Box, and shop delivery. Careem has created over 50,000 earning opportunities for Captains in Jordan, with plans to unlock 10,000 more within the year.


Careem's expansion in Jordan is also demonstrated through the launch of its second new office in Amman in less than a year, establishing itself as Careem’s fastest-growing engineering hub with over 80 engineers hired within 2 years.


His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Hanandah, Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship commented: “The significant transformation we are witnessing in economic activities, relying on the advancement of the digital world and the substantial increase in reliance on digital channels, has greatly contributed to the development of individuals' economy and the sharing economy. One of the most important new economic activities is smart transportation supported by advanced applications, which has facilitated citizens' lives and provided steady earning opportunities for many Jordanians. Additionally, the significant support provided by companies in supporting activities and events, whether economic, touristic, or social, as is the case today with Careem as a strategic partner in Xpand, has greatly contributed to its success.”


Baber Sheikh, Head of Engineering at Careem, said: "It was an honor to join some of the region’s brightest minds in tech on stage at the Xpand Conference in Jordan. Jordan's tech community is passionate, curious, and ambitious, and we're thrilled to continue growing our engineering team in Amman, our fastest-growing engineering hub in the region. Our presence at Xpand reflects our commitment to driving innovation and fostering collaboration within the MENAP technology community and our dedication to helping to grow Jordan's tech ecosystem.


Careem’s NextGen upskilling program for new college graduates provides graduate schemes for over 100 talented young engineers across Jordan, Egypt, and Pakistan.


Selim Turki, Senior Director of Engineering at Careem, added: "Careem has been a launchpad for some of the region’s brightest young minds in technology to build fulfilling and impactful careers. Careem NextGen engineers acquire cutting-edge skills to realize their full potential and contribute to meaningful challenges by working on technical real-world challenges in close collaboration with seasoned experts. By joining Careem's engineering journey they can shape the future, whichever stage of their career."


Candidates interested in joining Careem’s growing team of engineers can visit to learn more about the open roles in Careem’s nine engineering hubs across MENAP.


Careem launched in Jordan in 2015, commencing operations in Amman before expanding to Irbid and Zarqa. Careem Jordan offers a wide range of services to cater to the diverse needs of its customers. Careem Plus is a monthly subscription service that offers exclusive discounts and benefits on select Careem services.


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