We’re delighted to confirm Madhu Kannan, is joining Uber as Chief Business Officer, India and Emerging Markets, effective Friday 3rd February.
As a key member of Uber’s regional leadership team, Madhu will be responsible for growing Uber’s business in India as well as across new emerging markets in the Asia Pacific region, through strategic partnerships and investment opportunities.
Eric Alexander, President of Business, Asia Pacific, shared, “We’re excited to have Madhu join Uber. With his background and experience in India and Asian emerging markets, his appointment reinforces our commitment to continue to invest and grow our presence and unlock the full potential of ridesharing in the region,”
Madhu joins Uber most recently from Tata Sons, where he was the Group Head of Business Development & Public Affairs. Previously he was the CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange Limited, the youngest CEO of any of the major Exchanges globally, in addition to working as Managing Directors at both Merrill Lynch and NYSE Group, where his roles involved business development with a focus on the emerging growth economies.
Commenting on his appointment, Madhu said, “Uber is one of the most dynamic and innovative organizations of my generation, and I look at this as a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with a group of highly talented and motivated people who are changing the face of mobility.”
Madhu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a Masters in Economics from BITS Pilani, and a MBA from Vanderbilt University. He was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2007 and has served on various policy committees appointed by leading Industry Associations and Governments, both in India and abroad.