Uber appoints Kaushalya Gunaratna as the new head of its mobility business

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Uber, the leading ridesharing app, today announced the appointment of Kaushalya Gunaratna as the Country Manager of Uber – Sri Lanka. In her role as the head of business, she will oversee the operations of Uber’s mobility business in the island nation. 

With this announcement, Kaushalya moves from the Uber Eats business where she was heading Merchant Operations to the Uber rides vertical which offers urban mobility solutions. In her previous role, Kaushalya strengthened Uber Eats’ merchant network, devised revenue growth strategies, and collaborated with global and regional teams to support local operations. 

Prior to Uber, she has been part of the apparel industry where she gained an extensive and diverse experience in collaborating with leading global brands. Her responsibilities included business development, strategy and planning, supply chain management and finance. 

Commenting on the appointment, Shiva Shailendran, Director – Operations, Uber India & South Asia, said, “We’re pleased to welcome Kaushalya to lead Uber in Sri Lanka and grow it further. During her Uber journey, Kaushalya has proven herself to be an excellent collaborator, astute planner, and someone who is focused on delighting customers and partners, with a keen eye on growth. Her appointment demonstrates Uber’s commitment to providing opportunities for employees to grow their careers within the company. I wish her the very best and am confident that she will enjoy building a brand that has received overwhelming love ever since we entered Sri Lanka in 2015.”

Kaushalya Gunaratna, Country Manager, Uber Sri Lanka, added, “I am delighted to take on this new role and lead the Uber mobility business through the next phase of growth in Sri Lanka. As a nation we look to rebuild after a prolonged period of crisis. We are focused more than ever to make every ride magical for our riders and driver partners. I look forward to working with the mobility team and continue to bring the best that Uber has to offer to our beautiful country.”

Since its launch in 2015, Uber has emerged as a leading ridesharing platform in Sri Lanka. Offering Uber rides in 40 Sri Lankan cities today, the company has unlocked earning opportunities for hundreds of thousands of driver partners, and has made movement convenient and hassle-free for riders. Recently, Uber partnered with the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) to launch a dedicated pick-up spot for riders to make travel-related stress and guesswork at the airport a thing of the past. 

About Uber

Uber’s mission is to create opportunity through movement. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 25 billion trips later, we’re building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities. Since launching in Sri Lanka in 2015, Uber Rides have grown to more than 40 Sri Lankan cities and enhanced the platform experience with the addition of multiple products.

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