Uber Hires Arnab Kumar As Business Development Director For India and South Asia


Arnab Kumar has been appointed as the Director of Business Development for India and South Asia by Uber, one of India's top ridesharing apps. With more than 17 years of experience in the technology and financial services sectors, he joins Uber. In his professional career, Kumar has built up Coinbase's operations in India and led Prosus' strategic efforts and fintech investments in the country.

The developing technology initiatives Aarogya Setu, India's Covid contact tracing app, and others were developed while Kumar was the Program Director at NITI Aayog. Additionally, he has experience working for Deutsche Bank as an investment banker in Singapore and New York. Kumar is a CFA charterholder and a graduate of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and the Birla Institute of Technology in Mesra.

Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India and South Asia said, “Arnab has a strong track record of working across financial services and technology sectors. During his work at NITI Aayog he delivered impact and change at scale. Under his leadership, our business development team will continue to be a key accelerant for our partnerships and new growth opportunities.”

Kumar said, “India and South Asia present tremendous growth potential and I look forward to joining forces with the incredibly talented team at Uber and supporting the company’s growth ambitions in this important region.”

According to the business, Kumar's appointment coincides with Uber's completion of a decade of operations in India, where it is concentrating on expanding sustainable mobility alternatives. Uber claims to have been at the vanguard of the EV shift in India by adopting a collaborative strategy with many players in the value chain, including EV fleets, financiers, EV infrastructure providers, and governmental organizations. 


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