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Uber owned Autocab appoint new Chief Technical and Product Officer

Updated: Jul 5, 2022

Image credit: Autocab

Autocab has appointed Pete Willingham as its Chief Technical & Product Officer to oversee the company’s engineering, product management, IT, and infrastructure operations.

The main focus of the role will be on building solutions that drive the company closer to its ambitious mission of having Autocab software in every taxi in the world, say the firm.

Willingham will join the executive leadership team and report to Autocab’s CEO, Safa Alkateb.

Willingham has over 20 years’ experience in developing products and services for several businesses and sectors. Initially starting as a software engineer on life and mission critical systems for organisations such as BAE Systems and NHS Blood and Transplant, Pete moved into leadership, implementing a refresh of a product suite at a leading ERP business in Manchester, building a customer and product focused team at a delivery start-up and creating a new product team as Head of Engineering at an enterprise gaming business.

Most recently the new recruit headed up engineering in the identity division at GBG, a leading multinational digital identity and fraud prevention business. There, he helped a range of customers from banking, gaming, e-commerce and social media to build trust in a digital world.

Safa Alkateb, CEO at Autocab, said: “As we enter into Autocab’s next phase of accelerated growth, we’re excited to build atop our robust, cloud-based platform to tackle large-scale industry challenges. Having Pete at the forefront of our engineering and product divisions will further our efforts to push beyond the status quo, and his leadership will be critical to ensuring our customers are future-proofed for our ever-changing industry.”

Pete Willingham said: “Autocab is well-positioned and poised to successfully build and innovate as the global taxi industry continues to embrace technology. I’m looking forward to joining a company with such a rock-solid foundation, and one that has established itself as an industry trailblazer from both a relationship and technical perspective.”


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