oBike's new Costa Rican owner applies for licence to run e-scooter services under new firm

Omni Sharing directors Oscar Moises Chaves (left) and his brother Samuel (right), with chief operating officer Carlos Abarca. Mr Oscar Moises Chaves is the head of investment firm OSS Inversiones, which bought oBike in September 2018.
Omni Sharing directors Oscar Moises Chaves (left) and his brother Samuel (right), with chief operating officer Carlos Abarca. Mr Oscar Moises Chaves is the head of investment firm OSS Inversiones, which bought oBike in September 2018.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

SINGAPORE - oBike's new majority shareholder is aiming to become a global player in the personal mobility devices (PMD) scene - but with a different brand.

Founded by a young Costa Rican investor, Omni Sharing on Monday (Feb 11) applied for a sandbox licence to rent out 500 e-scooters here under the 0mn1 brand. Mr Oscar Moises Chaves is the head of investment firm OSS Inversiones, which bought oBike in September 2018.

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