Uber has announced that Amit jain, former president of Rent.com will be the new India president. In this new role, 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 leading technology company in the US dedicated to giving renters a free and convenient way to find the perfect place to live.
Prior to Rent.com, he held numerous executive positions including Senior Advisor for TPG Capital, Vice President, Nexeo Solutions, and Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company. Amit holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the IIT Delhi and an MBA from Stanford University.
Travis Kalanick, Uber CEO, said “I’m thrilled to have Amit on board to lead our business in India. Amit embodies the entrepreneurial spirit and culture at Uber. 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.”
Amit Jain, president, Uber India, said“I am very excited at the opportunity to lead Uber India. Uber is one of the fastest growing companies in the world and is radically changing the way people commute everyday. In India, Uber is helping create tens of thousands of new jobs, empowering drivers with higher earnings potential and flexible work hours, and providing millions of consumers with a safe, reliable and convenient mode of transport. I am humbled to be a part of this deeply committed and passionate team that is the driving force for change for millions of Indians.”
Uber has started its operation in India nineteen months ago with three people. Now it faces competition from Ola.