Uber hires Jones as head of its global op­er­a­tions

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS -

Uber Tech­nolo­gies Inc hired Tar­get Corp Chief Mar­ket­ing Of­fi­cer Jeff Jones to run its global op­er­a­tions, mar­ket­ing and cus­tomer sup­port, en­list­ing a re­tail in­dus­try veteran to over­see the ride-hail­ing gi­ant’s main busi­ness. Jones leaves Tar­get to be­come Uber’s first pres­i­dent of rideshar­ing, mak­ing him sec­ondin-com­mand af­ter Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Travis Kalan­ick. Jones re­places Ryan Graves, Uber’s first CEO and a cur­rent board mem­ber. Graves will con­tinue to over­see hu­man re­sources and nascent busi­nesses, in­clud­ing food de­liv­ery and courier ser­vices.

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