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Uber Welcomes Nelson J. Chai as Chief Financial Officer

Uber Welcomes Nelson J. Chai as Chief Financial Officer, Uber

Nelson brings more than a decade of experience in senior positions at some of the world’s leading publicly traded financial services and insurance companies. He joins Uber from the Chicago-based Warranty Group, an insurance and warranty provider, where he was CEO.

Previously, he spent more than five years at CIT Group, where he most recently served as President. Before that, he was Chief Financial Officer of Merrill Lynch & Co.; NYSE Euronext, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange; and Archipelago Holdings, the first fully electronic stock exchange in the United States.

“I’m incredibly excited to bring on someone as experienced and thoughtful as Nelson,” said Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber CEO. “He will be a great partner for me and the entire management team as we move towards becoming a public company.”

“Uber is one of the world’s most iconic and exciting technology companies, and I’m honored to join as CFO,” said Chai. “I lookforward to working closely with Dara and team as we build on the company’s strong growth and forward momentum.”

Nelson serves on the boards of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences, and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

SOURCE: Uber

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Uber Welcomes Zhenya Lindgardt as Vice President of Customer Engagement & Business Strategy

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Uber Welcomes Nikki Krishnamurthy as Chief People Officer

Uber Welcomes Nikki Krishnamurthy as Chief People Officer

Uber today announced that Nikki Krishnamurthy will join the company as Chief People Officer. Nikki will oversee Uber’s human resources, recruiting, workplace, and diversity and inclusion teams who support Uber’s 20,000 employees around the world. “Uber is one of the world’s most dynamic technology companies, and I’m honored to join as Chief People Officer,” said Krishnamurthy. “Uber has an incredibly bright future ahead of it, and I’m excited to help build a company where the highest-performing and most diverse talent comes to solve some of the world’s toughest problems.” “Nikki brings unparalleled experience in building a culture centered around transparency, respect and diversity,” said Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s CEO. “She is a trusted partner who will help our management team as we evolve our culture, ensuring Uber continues to be a place where employees are supported and welcomed, and where they can grow and thrive.” Nikki joins Uber from Expedia, Inc., where she was most recently Chief People Officer and spent more than six years in senior HR roles. She also served as VP of Expedia Local Expert, which offers assistance in booking events, activities, tours, attractions and ground transportation worldwide. Before joining Expedia, Nikki held human resources roles at WaMu and PNC Financial Services Group. Nikki has a BA in psychology from Rutgers University. SOURCE: Uber

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