Driving Uber India

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has had a lot to deal with following the impact of Covid-19 on the mobility sector globally. From making Uber profitable to dealing with local regulations, the list is endless. In India, as the ride-hailing company took a huge hit, the team underwent several key changes

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Aditi Shrivastava

August 12, 2021

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Uber’s India team is twofold. One part of it is under the country head, who majorly oversees operations, and the other includes functions such as policy and communications that fall under the San Francisco-headquartered company’s global leaders. 

To be clear, this excludes Uber’s technology centers in Hyderabad and Bengaluru, where it plans to increase its headcount by one-third to 1,000 by the end of the year. These centers have been working on several global products, including mask-recognition capabilities, financial services, and compliance technology.

Over the past two years, Uber’s team size in India, not counting the tech centers, has drastically dropped, both because of resizing efforts globally as well as the sale of UberEats India to Zomato in January last year.  

Some recent top-level exits at Uber India include Shirish Andhare, head of product, Binod Mishra, head of the leasing business, and Satinder Bindra, head of communications. 

Last year, Uber promoted Prabhjeet Singh as President of its India and South Asia business, replacing Pradeep Parameswaran, who had been elevated as Regional General Manager for the Asia Pacific region.

While Singh oversees daily operations in India and South Asia, multiple executives with global reporting structures work with him to support ground operations. 

In May last year, Uber India laid off 600 employees or nearly one-fourth of its 2,600 workforce. A few months prior, it had let go of 245 employees when it sold its food delivery business. 

The CapTable maps out the top leadership team of Uber India’s core mobility business.

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