Amit Jain who was handling Uber APAC has decided to step down from his position. The US-based cab aggregator promoted him as head of Asia Pacific business in May 2018. Later in july, he was given more autonomy to run the entire region and report directly to Uber COO Barney Harford.
Commenting about this development, Barney Harford said, “After four great years, Amit Jain will be leaving Uber at the end of May to spend time with his family before taking the next step in his career. Amit has been instrumental in growing our Rides business—first in India from launch to category leadership, and more recently across the Asia Pacific region. I’d like to thank him for his contribution and wish him every success in his future endeavours.”
He also shared that Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, will take responsibility for the Asia Pacific rides business in addition to his current role leading the rides teams across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
He added, “I look forward to seeing Pierre work with our talented APAC teams to unlock opportunity markets such as Japan and South Korea, and continue our strong momentum in markets such as India and Australia. Uber remains deeply committed to the Asia Pacific region and under Pierre’s leadership will continue to invest in our people, products and partnerships.”