TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Facedrive, the first Canadian eco-friendly ridesharing platform, announced today the appointment of Umar Farooq as President. The appointment supports the June 27, 2018 launch of the platform launch in Toronto, which seeks to reduce CO2 emissions, contribute towards urban forestation and open participation of its profit-sharing program for drivers.
Mr. Farooq brings to Facedrive strategic leadership and global experience. With a proven track record of accelerating companies from different industries towards innovation and revenue growth, under Mr. Farooq, the environmentally-conscious platform is projected to operate globally by 2020.
“Our social economy, more specifically, the ridesharing platforms we use are significantly changing the way we move and interact with each other. At Facedrive, we are essentially changing the dynamics between transportation, people and the planet,” says Farooq. “As a Canadian company it is imperative for us to start in Toronto, but our projections are global, and I am honoured to lead this initiative forward.”
As Founder & CEO of HCP Group & Tech Valley Abbottabad, Mr. Farooq achieved milestones in the ICT industry, while promoting human talent by leveraging the power of technology, training and awareness. Mr. Farooq’s expertise in developing ICT strategy and roadmaps for driving process excellence transformed businesses granting him the role of a trusted advisor to prominent leaders across North and South America, South Asia and the Philippines.
With entrepreneurial enthusiasm and extensive knowledge, Mr. Farooq has worked with Fortune 500 companies in the US, including Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, Home Depot, Google, Apple, Accenture, Mercedes Benz, COPA Airlines, Verizon and AT&T to name a few. He lucratively managed portfolio’s worth over $80 million, and his vision and strategy led him to invest in the latest technological ventures with immediate success.
“Mr. Farooq is a proven technology executive that brings to the table a strong entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative leadership with a heightened awareness that aligns with Facedrive’s mandate of operating with people and the planet top of mind,” says SayanNavaratam, Chairman, Facedrive. “We are thrilled to have an executive of his calibre at the helm of our innovative platform.”
While working with Careem, a transportation network company, Mr. Farooq spearheaded the successful launch of the company in the province of KP in his native country Pakistan. His leadership and savviness allowed him to contribute to other industries beyond business; Mr. Farooq actively took part in policymaking role of KP IT Board, KP Education Department, KP Health Department, KP Industries & Galliyat Development Authority. With extensive experience and seasoned leadership skills, Facedrive will onboard Mr. Farooq to help the community platform reach the pinnacle of success he knows how to achieve.
About Facedrive Inc.: Facedrive is a unique people and planet first ride-sharing platform committed to doing business fairly and equitably. As a community platform, drivers are real partners in the company, benefitting from uniquely customized incentives and rewards that reflect a dedication to shared success. For more about Facedrive, visit www.facedrive.com.