TIME selects Twiga foods and Opibus, the only African companies, among its 100 Most Influential Companies in 2022. This year’s edition is the second edition that spotlights businesses that make a tremendous impact worldwide. The list is divided into five sections: pioneers, leaders, innovators, titans, and disruptors. TIME featured both companies under the ‘Disruptors’ category.
TIME compiled the from sectors such as health care, entertainment, technology, and more. It tapped into its global network of editors, correspondents, and industry experts. Then it assessed these companies on critical factors like relevance, impact, innovation, leadership, ambition, and success.
Opibus was founded in 2017 and is a Swedish-Kenyan technology company that designs, develops, and deploys electric vehicles for the African continent. It is the first company to deliver locally produced electric motorcycles and cars. Opibus has about 100 employees and has one of the largest electric motorcycles fleets. Twiga Foods, launched in 2014, is a Kenyan food distribution company that simplifies the supply chain between fresh food producers, FMCG manufacturers, and retailers through a B2B e-commerce platform.
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