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Mon 27 May 2019 03:55 PM

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Uber appoints new boss to drive Saudi growth

Mohammad Bakr Gazzaz is appointed general manager for Saudi Arabia as it targets further growth

Uber appoints new boss to drive Saudi growth
A Saudi female Uber driver behind the wheel.

Uber on Monday announced the appointment of Mohammad Bakr Gazzaz as it new general manager for Saudi Arabia.

Tasked with leading the next phase of growth for Uber’s ride sharing business across the kingdom, Gazzaz is based in Riyadh and will focus on closely aligning Uber’s efforts with Saudi Vision 2030, a statement said.

Prior to joining Uber, Gazzaz was vice president of business development and the head of marketing and corporate communications at NCB Capital. He holds an Executive MBA from London Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in business from Boston University.

Gazzaz said: “I am honoured to be a part of Uber’s next chapter of growth at such a transformational time for the kingdom. Through a number of local initiatives and partnerships such as Masaruky, Uber is proud to help support its local communities and provide accessible and affordable transport options to millions of Saudis. ”

Abdellatif Waked, general manager of Uber Middle East & North Africa, added: “With extensive experience leading teams in high-growth companies, we are extremely excited that Mohamed Gazzaz is taking over the steering wheel at one of Uber’s most crucial and fastest-growing markets within the Middle East and North Africa region.

"We are confident that he will help unlock further urban mobility and growth potential across the kingdom.”

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