On Thursday, Uber, the ride-hailing platform, appointed Arnab Kumar as the Director of Business Development for India and South Asia. With more than 17 years of expertise in the technology and financial services fields, Kumar boasts a rich professional background that encompasses launching Coinbase’s operations in India and spearheading fintech investments and strategic initiatives in India for Prosus (formerly Naspers).
“I am excited to join Uber, which has transformed the way people move while creating earning opportunities for millions of people in India and across the region. 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,” Kumar said in a statement.
Previously, he served as Programme Director at NITI Aayog where he contributed to the development of emerging technology initiatives including Aarogya Setu, India’s Covid contact tracing app.
“He 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,” said Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India and South Asia.