Amit Singhal, an ex-Googler and the brain behind Google search, is now joining Uber as a senior vice president. Singhal left Google almost a year ago. He will lead the Maps and Marketplace divisions of Uber.
Amit Singhal Joins Uber
“This company is not only doing things that are amazing, this company also has some of the toughest computer science challenges that I have seen in my career of 25 years,” Singhal told me. “Those computer science challenges for a computer science geek are just intriguing – you give a geek a puzzle, they can’t drop it; they need to solve the puzzle. That’s how it felt to me.”
In an interview with Techcrunch, he said that Uber is now grown enough to operate without his day-to-day interactions. He also added that he would love to face the challenges at Uber as this is something that interests him.
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