US based taxi hailing service, Uber has appointed Amit Jain as president, India operations.In this role, Amit will be running all business strategy, operations, and growth in a market of global strategic importance for Uber. He has a depth of experience in consulting and leading operations for multinational companies.
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. During his tenure at Rent.com, he led all operational facets and achieved a dramatic and successful turnaround of the organization. Prior to that, 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 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and an MBA from Stanford University.
Speaking on the appointment, Travis Kalanick, CEO, Uber, "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."
On his new role, Jain states, "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 launched its India operations in 2013. According to an official note from the company India has became its largest market outside the United States and also the fastest growing.