External Event Invites: [WAITLIST ONLY] Uber (Sam Gellman), Sponsored by the Wharton Club of Hong Kong

Date: Evening, Friday, 15 August 2014
Speaker:
SAM GELLMAN, Head of Asia Expansion & GM, Uber Hong Kong
Topic:
Cocktail with Uber
Time:
18:30 to 20:30 pm
Place:
Garage Society (www.thegaragesociety.com)
9/F, 33 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong                  
(NB: Same building as the Samsung Store next to World Wide House)
Cost:
Cost is HKD 150 inclusive of 2 beverages
Registration:
If interested in being on the WAITLIST, please notify Liya Wang (whartonclubhk@gmail.com). 

Event Details
The Wharton Club of Hong Kong is delighted to announce its“Cocktail with Uber”, with Sam Gellman, Head of Asia Expansion & General Manager of Uber Hong Kong, to be our speaker. Uber is one of the largest venture-funded companies in the world, focusing on the transportation industry using mobile technologies.  Sam will talk about Uber’s history, how they penetrated into 25 Asian cities and the challenges they are facing in coping with the different local markets.

About the Speaker
Sam Gellman has played a lead role in Uber’s international expansion. He spent 2012 building out Uber’s Europe presence, running the launch of Uber’s international headquarters in Amsterdam.  He moved to Asia in 2013 as the Head of Asia Expansion and managed the build-out into 25 cities across Asia, from New Zealand, to China, to Korea.  Prior to Uber, Sam worked at Goldman Sachs for six years running the derivative research product.  He graduated from Stanford with a major in International Relations and Computer Science.  In his spare time, Sam also runs a travel photography business.