One of the founding members of the popular ride-sharing platform Pathao was found dead and dismembered in his own Manhattan apartment on Tuesday. The young entrepreneur was also known for his role in creating Gokada in 2018—the first motorbike hailing app in Nigeria.
The 33-year old was born in Saudi Arabia in 1986 and later attended the Bentley University in Boston, Massachusetts where he studied Computer Information and Systems. According to US media reports, the CCTV footage from the building showed him entering the lift with a man wearing a mask on Monday. Gokada faced a setback earlier this year, as the authorities in Laos banned motorcycle taxis for which 80 per cent of the riders and workforce had lean towards providing food delivery services. Both the companies he was involved with Pathao and Gokada have paid their tributes to the entrepreneur. Gokada described him as a great leader who has brought inspiration and positive light for many.
“Fahim believed in the potential for technology to transform lives in Bangladesh and beyond,” said Hussein M Elius, the co-founder of Pathao, told the Daily Star newspaper. He also added saying: “He saw the promise in us when all we had was a common purpose and a shared vision. He was, and will forever remain, an incredible inspiration for Pathao and our entire ecosystem”
a great leader who has brought inspiration and positive light for many
“The world is a lot less bright today.
Fahim Saleh was one of the brightest young entrepreneurs hailing from Bangladesh. He was constantly challenging the status quo by creating new ventures and continually brainstorming innovative business models.
We at Turbine are deeply bereaved at the news of his untimely death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends,” – The Turbine team