At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.
We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.
Uber is a game-changing company that enables innovative mobility and logistics services around the world. You may know us best as enabling people to book a ride via the Uber platform with a touch of their smartphone. We’re much more now and are changing the way people and things move around the world through products like Uber Eats, Uber Freight and various new mobility offerings like JUMP bikes and scooters. We are in over 600 cities worldwide, including in over 40 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa and we recently listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
We are currently searching for a high calibre Company Secretary to lead and manage our corporate governance and company secretarial needs in EMEA. You will report directly to the Associate General Counsel for EMEA and be based at Uber’s international headquarters in Amsterdam. However, you’ll also be expected to be willing to travel across the world where needed.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Work closely with our AGC and other members of the legal department globally on corporate governance and company secretarial matters.
Manage, develop and lead a team of legal professionals.
Be the point of contact across corporate governance and company secretarial issues for the business in EMEA as well as for teams at our global HQ in San Francisco and a point of escalation for our regional legal teams.
Provide thought leadership and guidance on all areas of corporate governance for our EMEA entities (over 100 currently) ensuring that we have the correct structures in place and the right people, properly briefed, in positions of board responsibility,
Ensure board meetings are properly prepared and conducted (including liaising with non-executive directors as needed).
With our existing Corporate team in Amsterdam, efficiently manage company secretarial issues for the region, ensuring timely and accurate filings.
Assisting with audit and reporting requirements across the region and beyond.
Providing company secretarial support on M&A projects.
Take responsibility for ensuring we have the right processes and tools available to enable the team’s capability to scale as the business does.
Provide strategic and proactive advice to internal business groups. It’s our job to peer round corners for the business and ensure that we are well positioned for the future.
Effectively and efficiently manage outside counsel where necessary.
Understand, interpret and apply current regulations as applicable to Uber’s business models in the region and your areas of responsibility.
Work hard but have a lot of fun doing it!
WHAT YOU NEED
Significant experience at a leading law firm or in-house (ideally 8+ years)
Strong academic credentials to degree level. Law degree or other relevant qualification (e.g. Chartered Secretary) from a top law school or university
Excellent knowledge of current company secretarial/corporate governance practice, at both detailed and summary level
Proven corporate governance experience of Board and Committee meetings.
Excellent business judgment, communication and interpersonal skills
To be able to think on your feet and make quick decisions
Thrive in high impact/high profile situations
Strong organisational skills
The highest standards of integrity and punctuality
Proactive and assertive in approach
Credible and professional
Fluent in written and spoken English. Any other relevant languages are an advantage too.
At Uber we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Uber is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.