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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to visit India on Feb 22-23

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

will meet officials, regulators and company employees during his visit on February 22-23.

This will be the maiden visit of to The former was named of in August last year.

An confirmed that will be in on February 22 and 23.

The added that during his trip, will meet high-ranking government officials, regulators, partners, and employees.

He will also address the students at IIT- "We are really excited to welcome Dara in This is a key market for globally, and Dara's visit is another testament to our commitment to serving riders and partners in the country," and told

is one of the key markets for It is locked in an intense battle for leadership with SoftBank-backed Ola in and has a presence in 29 Indian cities. Interestingly, is now an investor in as well.

has operations in over 80 countries. Khosrowshahi, as the new CEO, has been tasked with turning around things for the troubled US-based cab aggregator.

The 48-year old is working on repairing Uber's image, boosting employee morale and turning profitable for the world's most

takes over the operations from Travis Kalanick, who quit in June last year under intense pressure from some of Uber's key investors.

Troubles started for after a former employee wrote a blog post alleging sexual harassment and sexism at the firm. Matters came to a head when reports emerged that a top had allegedly obtained medical records of a 26- year-old woman raped by an in in 2014.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 19:40 IST