In what is being seen as a major restructuring of its business, Uber has announced that Amit Jain, the head of its Asia Pacific business, will be leaving the company by the end of May. Amit played a key role in starting the Rides business in India, after which he went on to become the head of India operations.
In a statement from the company, Uber said that four years after joining, Amit 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,” Barney Harford, Chief Operating Officer of Uber said in a statement.
Uber has appointed Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty to lead the company’s Asia-Pacific Rides business, in addition to his current role leading Uber’s Rides teams across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This hints towards the fact that Uber is integrating India business with Europe, shifting focus away from what it once termed one of its largest markets.