Uber elevated Prabhjeet Singh as its new president for India and South Asia, the corporate introduced on Thursday. Singh was appointed to the place after Pradeep Parameswaran vacated the publish upon being appointed as the corporate’s regional normal supervisor of its Asia Pacific area operations final week.

Singh was beforehand director operations and head of cities for Uber, and had joined the corporate in August 2015 as head of technique and planning, from McKinsey and Co., the place he was an affiliate accomplice.

This comes following mass layoffs within the firm, triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, which noticed 3,700 Uber staff — together with 600 in India — lose their jobs. “The impact of Covid-19 and the unpredictable nature of the recovery has left Uber India SA with no choice but to reduce the size of its workforce. Around 600 full time positions across driver and rider support, as well as other functions, are being impacted. These reductions are part of previously announced global job cuts,” Parmeswaran had mentioned on the time of those layoffs, in Could.

The identical month, the corporate additionally began Uber Join, a Dunzo-esque supply service that depends on its fleet of UberMoto two-wheeler drivers. The service works by choosing a route like another journey, and choosing “Connect”, after which an UberMoto rider comes to choose up a package deal.