On his retirement the CEO of Gett Vitaly Krylov said on his page in Facebook. As explained by the top Manager of RBC over the years in Gett “he went from sales to marketing management and later he headed the company at the stage of explosive growth.”
“Over the past four years our team has done a great job, and Gett is now developing faster than ever and successful. We realized how quickly and effectively expand its presence in the country and now operate in 30 cities of Russia; we have gathered the strongest team in the industry. All you need to do now is, using the fact that we managed to create, to become a national leader in the taxi business. I managed to acquire a unique experience and expertise that I would like to apply in another area. About his future plans I’ll tell you later,” he said.
Vitaly Krylov came to Gett nearly five years ago as regional Director in St. Petersburg, after he became Director of marketing. In early autumn, the company announced that it is investing in the development of business in Russia about $100 million: the launch of the service in the new Russian cities and promotion in the cities where it is already running. The major cost of the promotion was also planned to extend the marketing, advertising, and development of new lines of business such as Express delivery service, pizza delivery, flowers and more.
According to the newspaper “Vedomosti” with reference to the representative of the service, the company’s goal is to capture 50% of the Russian market by number of trips, as well as to mid-2017 to cover all Russian cities with the population from 500 thousand people.
Israeli Gettaxi was founded by native of Russia Israeli Shahar this Morning. Currently the service works in over 70 cities in four countries: USA, UK, Israel, and in 33 cities of Russia. In may it became known that the German carmaker Volkswagen will invest in Gett $300 million.
About who will become the new General Director of the Russian service Gettaxi, the company is not misleading. A source close to Gett, suggested that temporary service, will lead Maxim Red responsible for EMEA (Israel, Russia, UK) and Co-CEO of the company. Maxim Red declined to comment.