Uber Eats appoints Rodrigo Arevalo as new boss of Europe business

- Leadership - Apr 17, 2018

Uber Eats has moved to appoint Rodrigo Arevalo as its new general manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa, according to Sky News.

Arevalo transfers across to Uber's restaurant app business after leading the company's operation in Latin America, turning it into its largest and most profitable region in the world.

He will replace Jambu Palaniappan, who left the position last November to pursue a career in venture capitalism. While at the helm, Palaniappan oversaw 18x growth for Uber Eats in EMEA as the food delivery market exploded.

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Across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Uber Eats works with 16,000 restaurants and, according to the company, has seen a 450% rise in orders over the last 12 months alone. It also recently revealed plans to begin business in 100 more cities in the region.

According to Sky News, the food delivery market in EMEA is worth an estimated $28bn annually, with other major players including Deliveroo and Amazon.

In addition, Uber has made some changes to its leadership team in Australia and New Zealand, appointing Susan Anderson as general manager in the region and Jodie Auster as general manager of Uber Eats.

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