Uber appoints Flex CEO Revathi Advaithi as Independent director to its board and member of the Audit Committee
Uber has appointed Revathi Advaithi as an independent board member and member of the Audit Committee. According to an SEC filing, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said her experience leading global technology firms will be a “great asset” for Uber.
Revathi Advaithi is currently Uber’s third female Director, entrepreneur Arianna Huffington was the first woman brought into Uber’s boardroom in 2016, and in 2017, Uber had appointed Nestlé executive Wan Ling Martello to its board.
Revathi Advaithi is Chief Executive Officer of Flex, the global manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products to improve the world.
Revathi assumed the role of CEO in February 2019 and is responsible for architecting the company’s strategic direction and leading Flex through a transformation that is defining a new era in manufacturing.
Prior to Flex, she was president and chief operating officer for the electrical sector business for Eaton, a power management company with over $20 billion in sales, 102,000 employees and a market capitalization in excess of $33 billion.
Previously, Revathi was president of Eaton’s electrical sector, Americas, and was responsible for the company’s electrical business in North, South, and Central America. Prior to that, she was president of the Electrical Sector for the Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China.
In addition to her time with Eaton, Advaithi also worked at Honeywell for six years, with leadership roles spanning manufacturing, procurement, supply chain, and sourcing, including a role as general manager of Automation and Control Solutions.
Revathi who grew up in India has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India, and holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.