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Andrés Echandi is the new Director General of Uber for the Andean region, Central America and the Caribbean. The executive joined the company in 2015 to launch the Costa Rican market and oversee the expansion in the rest of Central America. Subsequently, he was appointed General Manager of Central America and led the expansion of Uber to Guatemala, El Salvador and Argentina.
Echandi, who will be based in Costa Rica, will lead a team of more than 100 employees who daily support the economic opportunities of self-employment and entrepreneurship for more than two hundred thousand Collaborating Partners that help more than 5 million users to reach their destinations.
"I am very excited to assume the leadership of operations in the Andean Region, Central America and the Caribbean. We have a great team in the region, full of talented people who want to continue improving the day-to-day life of our users and partners in the cities where we operate "
Echandi has a degree in Microbiology and Clinical Chemistry from the University of Costa Rica and has a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, USA. He currently resides in Costa Rica.
Facts about Uber:
Uber was founded in 2010 in San Francisco and is currently facilitating mobility in more than 700 cities, in 63 countries and six continents. The Uber application is changing the way people move around the world, efficiently connecting users with associated drivers, offering efficient mobility alternatives and new economic opportunities for the associated drivers.
Uber started operations in El Salvador on May 9, 2017.
As of June 2018, El Salvador has 3,300 Driving Partners and has served 131,000 users (during the second quarter of 2018).
Uber covers the metropolitan area of San Salvador, San Miguel and Santa Ana.
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