Uber has hired Amit Jain as its India president.
[pullquote-right] Success in India is a global priority for us [/pullquote-right]
Amit will be running all business strategy, operations, and growth in a market of global strategic importance for Uber.
Prior to joining Uber, Amit was President of Rent.com, a technology company in the US dedicated to giving renters a free and convenient way to find the perfect place to live.
Amit holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the IIT Delhi and an MBA from Stanford University.
His experience as an operator, building and scaling world-class teams will be invaluable as we enter the next phase of Uber India’s growth. Success in India is a global priority for us, and I know Amit’s leadership and passion for Uber’s mission will be transformational as we redefine urban mobility for hundreds of millions of Indians.” [Travis Kalanick, Uber CEO]
In India, Uber has taken the desi ride and is testing cash payment as well.