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Up the ranks: Uber calls on Susan Anderson to take on an expanding leadership role in Asia

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Uber announced on Tuesday the appointment of Susan Anderson as regional general manager, ANZ (Australia and New Zealand) and North Asia. Adding to her existing portfolio of Australia and New Zealand, Anderson will now be responsible for serving riders and drivers and driving business growth in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Over the last two years, Anderson has successfully grown the ridesharing company’s business in Australia and New Zealand through ensuring full regulatory compliance, an exceptional bench of diverse leaders, and a clear competitive advantage anchored to products tailored to the Australian market and an ambitious expansion to 51 new cities.

Commenting on her new role, Andersan said, “I’m thrilled to bring the best of Uber to North Asia and help unlock the potential in the region. By listening to governments, our partners and the transport community, I’m looking forward to serving the riders and drivers who rely on Uber every day.”

Prior to joining Uber, she had an operational and leadership roles at Bain & Company and Amazon.

Uber is currently partnering with cities in Asia on a range of products and services. The region is considered as a strategic priority and hub of innovation for Uber as it embraces safe, reliable transportation options that incorporate technology.

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