Uber India has appointed Jaiteerth Patwari as a Senior Engineering Leader at the company’s engineering centre in Hyderabad. In this new role, Jaiteerth will be focusing on developing scalable and distributed real-time business platforms.
Prior to joining the cab-hailing startup, Jaiteerth Patwari was heading the LeMall R&D division at LeEco. Prior to that, he was also associated with Qualcomm for over 14 years.
Jaiteerth was based out of California and has worked for companies like Netscape before he set up the Qualcomm Internet Division in Hyderabad.
Naga Kasu, Site Lead, Business Platform Engineering, Hyderabad, Uber India, said,
Jaiteerth’s appointment is testament to our focus on developing a robust engineering team in Hyderabad. We are continuing to strengthen the engineering team in India and are confident that Jaiteerth’s expertise across sectors will help us create solutions that will further enhance the overall rider and driver partner experience.
Uber also has its engineering team in Bangalore that is working on rider experience, driver growth, and marketplace efficiency. The team also builds Economics Engineering and Business platforms focusing on driver partners, riders, and the marketplace worldwide.
Along with Jaiteerth, Uber has also appointed former TinyOwl executive Viral Jhaveri as the general manager for UberEats in Mumbai. UberEats is a food delivery service that was launched in Mumbai last month. Commenting on his appointment, Viral Jhaveri said:
Mumbai is an extremely attractive market for the food industry in India. I am excited to use my learning from the rides business to make UberEats synonymous to food delivery in the city. The phenomenal response we received in just a month reflects the seamless experience consumers and restaurateurs enjoy on the app.
The new appointments in India come just couple of days after an internal investigation report was made public by Uber. It recommends over 40 changes in the ride-hailing giant’s workplace culture and ethics, and also called for more diversity.
The U.S-based $68 billion startup has been embroiled in several controversies in India and back home related to sexual harassment and aggressive culture. Along with firing of some key executives, the investigation report also led CEO Travis Kalanick to announce an indefinite leave of absence.