Uber on Thursday announced that Pradeep Parameswaran will take on an additional role in the company as Regional General Manager for six of the Asia Pacific countries beginning from 19 June 2020.
At present, Pradeep Parameswaran the President of Uber India and South Asia and he manages markets of Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka.
As announced by Uber Parameswaran in his new position will now oversee Uber’s business in six additional countries namely- Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, and Taiwan. Moreover, he will be tasked to improve the company’s presence in the nine nations in the Asia Pacific region where the company currently operates.
Andrew Macdonald, Uber’s Senior Vice President of Mobility and Business Operations said after skillfully leading India and South Asia business since 2018, Pradeep Parameswaran will continue to inspire Uber’s next stage of growth across this key region.
Parameswaran joined Uber in the year 2017 in January. During his first phase, he led central operations for India, and then he became the head of the Rides business in India and South Asia, in June 2018.
He has been involved in expanding Uber’s product portfolio, launching several initiatives like UberCare. He also helped Uber to expand its growth in India, making India Uber’s most strategic markets, an Uber’s spokesperson said.
“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,” Parameswaran said.
He further said that in India, Uber will continue to grip its power and will provide safe and affordable ride options to its users.
He also plans to expand Uber’s Auto and Moto categories across several other Indian cities in order to create more employment opportunities and revive economic growth.
Earlier, Parameswaran had said that Uber is planning to expand its business in India to 200 cities. While currently, it is serving in more than 70 cities in India.