Uber Egypt appoints Ahmed Khalil as its new General Manager, succeeding Ahmad Hammouda, to further drive the company’s growth and scalability, in addition to strategically managing Uber’s operations in the Egyptian market.
Ahmed Khalil joined Uber in 2015, helping to build Uber’s business in Egypt since its earliest stages. Before taking on the GM role, Khalil led the Middle East and North Africa Operations team in 2019, overseeing the markets of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, and Lebanon. He has supervised and driven Uber’s product portfolio expansion in Egypt, including the launch of Uber Scooter in Egypt, Uber Tuktuk in El Gouna, as well as the rollout of Uber’s Taxi products in Jordan and KSA and most recently, piloting taxis in Egypt.
“It fills me with pride to see Khalil taking on this vital role leading such an important and dynamic market for Uber. He has been a vital part of Uber’s success journey from the very beginning, as proved by his record of achievements and contributions over the past 4 years. With his business acumen, technology vision, and operational expertise, I’m confident that he will drive Uber’s growth in Egypt in this fast-moving industry,” said General Manager of Uber Middle East and North Africa Abdellatif Waked
“I am thrilled and humbled to take on this new challenge. Over the past years, Uber has built a strong foundation that has transformed the industry, and I look forward to leading Uber’s new era, especially after the issuance of the ride-sharing executive regulations in Egypt,” he commented.
“This year, we will continue to shape the industry. User safety and expanding our product portfolio will remain our priorities, in addition to creating large-scale economic opportunities and facilitating a seamless user experience through optimising Uber’s technology,” added Khalil.
Before joining Uber, Khalil worked as a Financial Analyst in the Financial Services sector, covering a number of Egyptian and regional publicly-listed companies. He graduated from the American University in Cairo with a Bachelors in Accounting (Summa Cum Laude) and a Minor in Economics. In 2015, he pursued a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from IESE Business School – University of Navarra in Spain.