[Link in bio]Today is my last day at Uber.
When I joined Uber in 2014, I soon understood I was embarking on a journey that was going far beyond a job description or a next career move; I was embracing a mission, a duty strongly aligned with my own personal convictions - to improve people's lives through reliable transportation.
Being part of the three-people team that launched Uber in Western Switzerland has been a great honor, and looking back at all the fantastic things we've achieved in a few years I couldn't be prouder.
My ride took me from Geneva to San Francisco, Paris, Basel, Amsterdam, Berlin, Alexandria, Lausanne, Las Vegas, Barcelona, Zurich, Cairo and Vienna. Together with my team I found a purpose and defied the odds, fell down multiple times and stood up stronger. I learnt that you often have to go through shame to feel pride, sadness to enjoy happiness, and defeat to reach success. Always for the best.
When we entered cities we weren’t always welcomed with open arms, hitting resistance from competition, regulators and media, but I firmly believe every new city that adopted Uber became better, enabling millions of citizen to have a safe, reliable and affordable mobility alternative and thousands of drivers to explore new business opportunities. We eventually crossed the line from being a target to become an inspiration.
As I write this, my heart swells with emotion, pride, love, and, inevitably, nostalgia and gratitude. Uber taught me to work harder, faster, better, to be an owner, to be resilient and fierce, to foster a champion mindset, to bring magic to boring, to put the customer at the center of every decision, to always aim for operational excellence and confront status quos for what is right. The best idea always wins - no matter if born in an intern's or GM's mind.
In the last four years, I have grown beyond measure. This would never have been possible without the brilliant minds I have been surrounded with. Uber has attracted and will continue to attract the most fantastic, diverse, and inspiring people out there.
A couple of months ago I took the hardest decision of my life. Today I am leaving the company but.....Link in bio