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Uber elevates Ameya Velankar to head of marketing, India & South Asia

Velankar was previously the head - product marketing at the company.

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Mumbai: Uber has promoted Ameya Velankar as head of marketing, for India and South Asia region. He was previously the head - product marketing at the company.

Velankar will be working closely with the India & SA leadership team to consolidate Uber’s growing presence in these strategic markets and further strengthen the brand Uber, said the company said in a statement.

Velankar is a seasoned marketer who comes with over 13 years of experience in marketing, sales & operations across different geographies. He has been the interim lead for INSA since November 2020, and has played multiple roles at Uber in his two-and-a-half-year stint. Before Uber, he led category marketing for SC Johnson & was the group product head at Marico.

“We are delighted as Ameya takes on his new role as head of marketing for INSA," said Uber India South Asia president, Prabhjeet Singh. "Ameya has had a fantastic track record with Uber since 2019, and I am confident that he will help us build a stronger, diverse, and more engaged marketing team. At Uber, we continue to build and strengthen a team of industry experts who appreciate the impact of ridesharing and drive innovation for a better tomorrow."

Velankar commented, “I am extremely thrilled to be part of Uber's journey as it continues to reimagine the way the world moves for the better. Uber has had a great impact on cities & communities in India. I am excited to be a part of this journey & make the brand Uber accessible to millions of customers in India.”

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