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Uber names Nitish Bhushan as Director of Central Operations and Shiva Shailendran as Head of Cities Operations for India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka

Gurugram: Uber today named Nitish Bhushan as the Director of Central Operations and Shiva Shailendran as the Head of Cities Operations for India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. In their new roles, Nitish will oversee the operations of core product lines including UberGo, Premier, XL, Auto and Moto for Uber in the region. Shiva will be responsible for overseeing the next phase of growth with a focus on bringing new drivers onto the platform and ensuring they thrive alongside Uber. The appointments are effective immediately.

While making the announcement, Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India South Asia, said, “We are thrilled to see two of the team leads with commendable track records stepping up and taking on newer responsibilities within the company. With Nitish as the Director of Central Operations and Shiva as the Head of Cities Operations, we firmly believe they will continue to hit bigger milestones and take big bold bets. At Uber, we are building and strengthening a team of industry experts who are committed to fully unlocking the potential of ridesharing.”

Commenting on the appointment, Nitish Bhushan, Director of Central Operations, Uber India South Asia said, “I am delighted to be a part of Uber’s continuing journey in the region. Technology platforms like Uber play a pivotal role in making cities better by giving people access to affordable, diverse and shared transport options, and are empowering millions of entrepreneurs in the process. I look forward to collaborating with our outstanding teams and colleagues across all product lines in our mission to keep making  Uber an alternative to private vehicle ownership.”

Shiva Shailendran, Head of Cities Operations, Uber India South Asia said, “I look forward to expanding Uber’s footprint in the region and creating a platform of choice for drivers that’s powered by technology. We’ll aim to create magical experiences for our riders with every Uber trip and provide them seamless mobility solutions.”

Before joining Uber in 2016, Nitish led APAC operations for Tripda, a carpooling venture of Rocket Internet, and has spent time with Bain & Company as a management consultant. He is an IIT Delhi alum. Shiva, on the other hand, joined Uber in 2018. In his previous stint, Shiva was a part of the supply chain and operations teams at Myntra and Amazon India. He is an Indian School of Business alum.