GCC 100 Inspiring Leaders 2019

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Rodrigue Nacouzi

Rodrigue Nacouzi

Company:

Transcorp International

Designation:

CEO and Founder

Rodrigue Nacouzi, CEO and founder of Transcorp International, is renowned for developing the GCC’s last mile delivery. Nacouzi’s innovative vision has helped him converge traditional delivery strategies and integrate technology.

With a nominal launching capital, Nacouzi started Transcorp International back in 2013 with a clear vision to disrupt the last mile delivery industry in the region. He gathered a team of inspired fresh university graduates and young talents and became the number one provider for temperature-controlled last-mile-deliveries.

With a fleet of 105 vehicles and an enthusiastic team of 250 people, Transcorp is delivering more than 5,000 boxes per day and will reach a capacity of 10,000 boxes before the end of the year. With a guaranteed next-day-delivery and superior same-day solutions, Transcorp delivery success-ratio hit a little over 98 percent, one of the highest globally.

Nacouzi’s company has disrupted the market and gave way to young companies in the UAE to thrive and expand within this newly built eco-system of hybrid model that incorporates technological and logistical convergence within their companies.

In October 2018, Nacouzi joined hands with Crescent Ventures and raised their first round of investment that was considered one of the most prominent Series A ever done in the UAE for a logistics start-up running on a bootstrapping mode. The infusion will be mainly used to grow the presence of Transcorp in the UAE and the region starting with KSA in the third quarter of 2019.

Aligned with Nacouzi’s innovative and sustainable vision, his new concept “Gourmet-Hub” will go live towards end of the year and is designed for millennial food entrepreneurs to overcome the launching cost by offering them the right infrastructure to launch and excel locally, grow regionally and scale internationally. The Hub will have co-working spaces, shared and private kitchens and private studios backed by an online aggregator platform and an accelerator programme.

The team is steadily working on securing the right partnerships and investments with a firm goal of launching in the fourth quarter of 2019.