Head, Vehicle Solutions & Business Development India & South Asia UBER
Deepankar Tiwari, Head, Vehicle Solutions & Business Development, India & South Asia has been with UBER India since May 17.
Prior to current role, he spent 22 years with TATA Group, the last role being as Vice President, Public Policy & Business Development, Tata Sons. In this role, he was part of the Tata Group’s Chairman’s office at Tata Sons, the Groups holding company, overseeing the public policy narrative for various Tata companies across diverse sectors such as Auto, Power, Aviation, Foods & Beverages, Retail, Infrastructure. This included deep engagements, with Central & State Governments (both political executive & bureaucracy), regulatory bodies, Sovereigns & Diplomatic representations in India, Industry bodies (FICCI, SIAM, CII etc.) & International Bodies like the World Bank, IFC etc.
Post acquiring his Engineering Degree in Metallurgy & Material Science, in the year 1995, he began his career with the Tata Group joining as a management trainee with Tata Motors in their Commercial Vehicle division and worked in the areas of production, quality control & Ancillary development. In 1998, he was selected to the Fast Track Executive selection scheme of Tata Group. This is a rigorous & multi stage internal talent selection program for identifying and developing future leadership of the Group. Post selection to this program, Deepankar spent a year being exposed to different operating companies across sectors and then spent a year at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad perusing a management program.
In the year 2000 as the Passenger Car Business was being set up at Tata Motors, he was part of the founding team for Car business and played a key role in the introduction of some of the most popular car brands from Tata Motors like the Indica, Indigo, and Tata Safari. Subsequently he headed the marketing, Sales & Servicing efforts for the passenger car business across geographies and nationally. Each of these roles entailed leading large teams, development & management of Distribution channels, engagements with government & regulatory bodies, institutional business, and in essence managing the entire business end to end with local P&L responsibilities. Through this tenure he also played a key role in the joint venture of Tata Motors with Fiat group and initializing Jaguar Land Rover operations in India.
In 2013, Deepankar moved to the Chairman’s Office at Tata Sons, as Vice President, Public Policy & Business Development.
He also sits on the boards of India- Canada Business Chamber (ICBC) & India Canada Innovation Council (ICIC).
In May 2017, Deepankar moved to UBER Technologies and heads the Vehicle Solutions & Business Development for India & South Asia.
Deepankar has keen interest in the Auto World and follows the Formula 1 Circuit closely. He is based in New Delhi. His wife Priyanka is an attorney specialising in Trade Marks & Patents and they have a 7 years old son Shaurya.