He will also address the students at IIT-Delhi. "We are really excited to welcome Dara in India. This is a key market for Uber globally, and Dara's visit is another testament to our commitment to serving riders and driver partners in the country," Uber India and South Asia President Amit Jain told PTI.
India is one of the key markets for Uber. It is locked in an intense battle for leadership with SoftBank-backed Ola in India and has a presence in 29 Indian cities. Interestingly, SoftBank is now an investor in Uber as well.
Uber 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.
Khosrowshahi 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 Uber 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 Uber executive had allegedly obtained medical records of a 26- year-old woman raped by an Uber driver in India in 2014.
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