Uber assigns Australia and NZ GM with responsibility for North Asia business

Uber has appointed Susan Anderson to handle ride businesses across North Asia in addition to her current role of regional general manager for Australia and New Zealand.

Over the last two years, Anderson has grown Uber's offerings in Australia and New Zealand and overseen an expansion plan to 51 new cities. She will now also be responsible for serving riders and drivers and growing the companies' businesses in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

“Australia and New Zealand have embraced ridesharing and Uber like few other countries. Both are a source of product innovation for Uber and are home to its most forward-looking technologies and partnerships, like Uber Elevate. Alongside her strong local teams, Anderson will bring her experience, enthusiasm, and expertise to North Asia and the many still untapped opportunities there," said Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, vice president, rides - international of Uber.

Partnering with cities on a range of products and services, Uber has positioned North Asia as a strategic priority and a hub of innovation, stating that the region embraces safe, reliable transportation options that incorporate technology.

“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,” Anderson commented.