Uber’s APAC head Amit Jain is leaving the company a year after he was elevated to the role, and roughly three years after he came onboard. Jain will leave Uber at the end of May to spend time with his family before taking “the next step in his career”. Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, Uber’s head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, will now take over additional charge of APAC. Uber said Gore-Coty will wotk to “unlock opportunities” in Japan and South Korea, and continue existing operations in India and Australia.
Uber stated that Jain has been instrumental in growing Uber’s rides business first in India and more recently across APAC. Uber first brought Jain onboard as president of India ops in June 2015, roughly two years after it launched in India. In May last year, he was elevated to APAC general manager and was given responsibility to scale operations in Australia, New Zealand, and North Asia, India and South Asia.