Uber CEO eyes expansion, innovation in Middle East

(MENAFN) Uber's CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, is celebrating the company's first year of profitability since its 2019 initial public offering and is now focusing on attracting partners and expanding its reach, both in the Middle East and globally. His message to investors emphasizes a disciplined approach to long-term growth and a commitment to innovation in mobility.

During his recent visit to the UAE and Saudi Arabia, Khosrowshahi highlighted Uber's dedication to maintaining strong connections with its drivers, acknowledging their invaluable role in the company's success. He views scaling growth while remaining connected to drivers as one of Uber's biggest challenges, underscoring the company's commitment to its driver community.

Describing the Middle East as one of Uber's leading regions, Khosrowshahi emphasized its importance in driving the company's long-term business strategy. Uber plans to continue expanding its operations in the wider Middle East and Africa region from its Mena headquarters in Dubai, leveraging its local presence and global reach.

Despite operating in over 70 countries, Uber maintains a localized approach to its operations, recognizing the significance of adapting to local market dynamics. Khosrowshahi emphasized the importance of visiting local teams on the ground, viewing it as an essential aspect of his role as CEO.

Khosrowshahi's vision for Uber in the Middle East reflects a commitment to innovation, expansion, and fostering strong relationships with drivers and local communities. As Uber continues to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the evolving mobility landscape, its focus on long-term growth and local engagement remains steadfast.



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