Charlie Gleeson (Picture: Conor McCabe Photography)

FreeNow appoints Charlie Gleeson as general manager for Irish market

FreeNow, Ireland’s multi-mobility app, has announced the appointment of Charlie Gleeson as the new general manager for the Irish market.

Gleeson will be responsible for leading FreeNow’s business in Ireland and delivering its strategic ambition to continue growing the scale and diversity of FreeNow’s mobility offering for people across the country.

As general manager, Gleeson will lead a team of more than 35 professionals in Ireland and oversee the continued rollout and expansion of FreeNow’s mobility offering.

He will also have responsibility for the ongoing growth and support of the company’s dedicated fleet of over 14,000 driver partners across the country making it the largest taxi fleet in Ireland.

With 11 years experience in the Irish market, FreeNow is dedicated to improving mobility services via taxis to its driver partners and passenger base as a key part of Ireland’s public transport infrastructure.

Alongside the growing taxi fleet the company is also committed to offering more flexible and sustainable mobility choices for its passengers to support the development of a more sustainable transport system in Ireland.

The company plans to mirror the multi-modal progress it has made across other European cities where multiple modes are available via one app (taxis, e-scooters, e-bikes, public transport etc), and Gleeson’s leadership will play an important part in achieving this, with upcoming developments to the app to account for new micromobility modes in the future.

Before joining FreeNow, Gleeson was the CEO and founder of Irish micromobility start-up Zipp Mobility, until it was acquired by Zeus Scooters earlier this year.

During his time with Zipp Mobility, he was responsible for launching e-scooter and e-bike services in 10 locations across Ireland, the UK and Poland. Gleeson holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Finance from UCD.

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Following his appointment, Gleeson said: “I am delighted to join FreeNow as a leading and innovative mobility provider in Ireland and across Europe.

“Together with the dedicated team at FreeNow Ireland and with the continued support of FreeNow’s excellent fleet of driver partners, I look forward to supporting FreeNow’s continued growth in the Irish market.

“With my experience in the micromobility sector, I’m also excited to move forward with our plans to deliver new micromobility options in the Irish market in the near future.”

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