Neha, 41, a board member of the net used automobile retailer Carvana, changed Noam Bardin, who stepped down in November because the CEO after main the Israeli firm for 12 years.
Parikh, who joined Waze because the CEO late June, is a veteran of on-line hospitality model Expedia, and has served in quite a lot of positions at two of the company’s subsidiaries: Hotels.com and as Hotwire’s youngest and first feminine president.
“As Neha leads Waze into the long run, she is going to stay hyper-focused on our passionate group, beloved model, and best-in-class merchandise,” mentioned a spokesperson of the corporate.
Waze presently has over 140 million energetic month-to-month customers in additional than 185 international locations who drive greater than 24 billion miles (40 billion kilometers) each month.
The app can provide out instructions in 56 totally different languages and employs over 500 folks, a major variety of that are primarily based out of Israel.
“On my first go to to the Carvana workplaces, I took an image of their prominently displayed values, considered one of which is ‘Your subsequent buyer could also be your mother,’ which I like,” Parikh mentioned in a press release.
“Relentless buyer focus has been central to my profession, so I am thrilled to align with an organization that places their clients first,” she mentioned.
Based in Israel in 2008. Waze shortly emerged as a best choice amongst Uber and Lyft drivers. The corporate was acquired by Google in 2013 for a reported USD 1.1 billion (110 crore). It continued to flourish as Google avoided absorbing it into its Maps division and allowed it to remain unbiased.Watch BE+ with Ambi Parameswaran: In conversation with industry leaders like Jasneet Bachal, Pawan Sarda, Siddhesh Joglekar