Uber announced that Pradeep Parameswaran, President Uber India and South Asia, is taking on an expanded role as Regional General Manager for Asia Pacific, beginning June 19.
In making the announcement, Andrew Macdonald, Uber’s Senior Vice President of Mobility and Business Operations, said, “After capably leading our India and South Asia business since 2018, I know that he will continue to inspire Uber’s next phase of growth across this key region.”
In his new position, Pradeep will oversee Uber’s Rides business in nine countries: India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue leading Uber in APAC and look forward to working with our talented teams, including our engineers and global customer support staff, across the diverse region,’’ said Pradeep, further adding: “There is huge potential to serve more Uber customers and continue innovating in APAC, whether that be taxi partnerships in North Asia and new products like Uber Rent in Australia. In India, we will continue to leverage the power of our platform to provide safe and affordable mobility options. We will also expand our Auto and Moto categories across many more Indian cities to create additional employment opportunities and reignite economic growth.”
Pradeep joined Uber in January 2017, first leading Central Operations for India and South Asia before becoming the head of the Rides business in India and South Asia, in June 2018. He’s been instrumental in diversifying Uber’s product portfolio, launching innovative Earner’s initiatives such as Uber Care and driving strong growth in one of Uber’s most strategic markets.