The vice president of Uber Everything, Jason Droege, has stepped down from the company’s Eats food delivery platform.

Droege announced the surprise move on Tuesday 25 February via Twitter, saying “I feel lucky to have been part of Eats, from the 1st order in Toronto in Dec ’15 to one of the world’s largest marketplaces. This success is a testament to the hard work of our team, and I’m honored to have played a part.”

A United States Securities and Exchange Commission company filing, reveals current vice president of International Rides, Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, will replace Dreoge as vice president of Uber Eats. Droege is expected to stay on in an advisory role until June 2020.

CEO of Uber Technologies Dara Khosrowshahi, said, “Jason’s vision, leadership, analytical mind and entrepreneurial spirit have been the driving force behind Eats’ incredible success, and great assets both to Uber and to me personally. As Eats moves into its next phase of more profitable growth, I am happy to have Pierre at the helm, and look forward to him applying his nearly eight years of experience with our Rides business to capture the many opportunities that lie ahead for Eats.”

The leadership shift comes in the wake of Khosrowshahi’s new strategy that will see the company pull out of any markets where it’s not in the top two platforms.

Australia’s highly competitive food delivery market saw Foodora collapse in 2018 on the back of $5.5 million in underpayments.


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