American Cab Aggregator Uber has appointed Daniel Danker, a product director at Facebook who was responsible for video and Facebook live.
Under the new role, Danker will work as Senior Director and Head of Driver Product at Uber responsible for handling planning, strategy, and execution.
Danker has also been associated with Microsoft before his three-year stint in facebook.
Notably, the cab-hailing company had been bereft of a product head since Aaron Schildkrout left in December.
Psyched to have @MrDanielDanker join our team so we can continue to improve, innovate and build great experiences for our driver partners! Uber brings on Facebook product director to lead driver product
— dara khosrowshahi (@dkhos) June 13, 2018
Uber’s Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said in an official tweet on Wednesday,
Psyched to have @mrdanieldanker (Danker) join our team so we can continue to improve, innovate and build great experiences for our driver partners!
Uber has recently unveiled a driver app that helps driver recognise where boost, surge and incentivised areas are located. The app also in-house a “Status bar” feature which provides real-time updates on market conditions around them and opportunities for more trips nearby.
Meanwhile, Uber is also on the lookout for a chief financial officer for its mega IPO to go onboard in 2019. The CFO position has been vacant since 2015.