Uber Brings India President On-board

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]

Given all that Uber has been through in India (the rape case), the company has also done a strategic partnership with Times Internet to improve its brand image.

In India, Uber has taken the desi ride and is testing cash payment as well.

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