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Safee Shah joins Uber as General Manager Pakistan

Published Jan 09, 2017 06:52pm


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Safee will be heading Uber in Pakistan.—Photo courtesy: Uber
Safee will be heading Uber in Pakistan.—Photo courtesy: Uber

Uber Pakistan, an on-demand cab service currently operating in Lahore and Karachi, has hired Safee Shah as General Manager for the company’s operations in Pakistan, according to a press release issued by the company Monday.

The company is looking to expand its operations and range of services across the country and the induction of Shah is being seen as in line with the company's expansion plans.

"Safee will be heading Uber in Pakistan," said the press release.

“Prior to joining Uber, Safee worked in the investment management industry for US hedge funds Timescape Capital Management and Corey Macro Management in New York, Karachi, and Lahore,” it said.

Safee holds a bachelor’s degree from Lahore University of Management Sciences and an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

On joining his new company, Safee Shah said: “This is an exciting time at Uber as we look to expand our reach after receiving incredible response from both Lahore and Karachi.”

“We believe in and are making it possible for anyone and everyone to now enjoy an affordable, reliable and safe ride at the push of a button thanks to uberGO and uberAuto,” he added.

“I personally look forward to another year of growth and expansion across Pakistan.”

Uber is currently providing taxi-on-demand services in over 500 cities worldwide.


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Comments (9) Closed

Houlbelat Jan 09, 2017 07:09pm

Encouraging development. To be successful, we must study the reasons for Uber's failure in India and make sure not to allow those reasons to play havocs in Pakistan.

Ahsan Jan 09, 2017 09:20pm

How does Uber compete with normal cabs cost wise?

Foreman Jan 09, 2017 09:55pm

@Houlbelat .....Setback in India was due to the notorious personal character and behaviour of the individual drivers and cab owners.

Indus civilization Jan 09, 2017 11:48pm

@Ahsan the Uber charges atleast 50% less than regular cabs due to their heavy funding. They want to create monopoly.

Ss Jan 10, 2017 01:56am

@Houlbelat because India has home grown service.

Horseman Jan 10, 2017 09:13am

@Foreman Who said Uber failed in India? It succeeded in displacing thousands of auto drivers and pushed them into penury. This business model is meant for advanced countries and not for Pakistan.

Foreman Jan 10, 2017 10:32am

@Horseman ....Pl see the begining comment!

Badshah Jan 10, 2017 10:40am

We need a vigilante service to deal with national resources usurpers and not uber.

Common Man Jan 10, 2017 10:37am

@Horseman ........How Come we see such a speedy growth of Uber in Pakistan? Please correct your coordinates.