Aditya Kapoor: Head, Supply and Electrification (India and South Asia), Uber

Aditya Kapoor leads the new supply channels and electrification mandates for Uber in India and South Asia. He is responsible for ensuring adequate supply of vehicles and driver partners on the platform to serve riders in the region. He has been instrumental in building supply through large B2B players and unlocking the ecosystem by working with original equipment manufacturers and financiers. This will serve as the foundation, as Uber moves towar­ds electric mobility in the future. Kapoor joined Uber in September 2018 from Paytm. An entrepreneur at heart, he earlier co-founded an education ad tech company.

For Kapoor, the most exciting part of his current role is solving supply-related challenges. He is also excited to be part of a team that is shaping the electrification ecosystem. He remarks, “At Uber, we are committed to aggressive sustainability goals and are working towards creating sustainable mobility options for the masses. We are focused on developing innovative solutions to complex problems, and I find it incredibly rewarding to see the impact of our work on the broader community. Ultimately, being able to make a positive impact on people’s lives is what makes my role at Uber so exciting and fulfilling.”

Regarding the strategic priorities for India with respect to vehicle electrification, he says, “India has started the EV journey early and is leading from the front in terms of creating the appropriate environment for fostering the same. There are four specific aspects to keep in mind in order to keep growing faster: adequate supply of vehicles at the appropriate price points, unlocking financing for these vehicles, creating relevant charging infrastructure, and creating a supportive policy environment.”

His management style is direct, hands-on and inclusive. He believes in understanding the details of a situation before making decisions. He also believes in setting clear expectations and encouraging open communication within the team. Overall, his management style is focused on achieving results, being hands-on, and fostering a collaborative team environment.

In his spare time, Kapoor likes mentoring growth-stage com­pa­­­nies, mostly in the fintech, mobility and electrification spaces. He finds it extremely fulfilling to share his experience and knowledge with entrepreneurs, and helping them navigate the challen­ges of starting and growing a business. Kapoor would like to ke­ep contributing to building a strong and efficient mobility ecosystem in the country by providing multiple options for people to move from point A to point B in the most sustainable manner.