Scooter start-up poaches Uber execs

The German electric scooter start-up TIER Mobility has appointed Fred Jones to run its UK division and has also hired policy chief Benjamin Bell.

Jones leaves Uber after working there for five years, yet only five months after taking over as the company’s general manager of UK and Ireland.

TIER is planning to launch its service which will allow people to rent scooters by the minute. Testing of the technology has been introduced as a potential sustainable, socially distanced public transport solution in light of the Coronavirus crisis.

“We are very much at the dawn of a new era and I believe that the introduction of e-scooters will have a profoundly positive impact on our towns and cities for decades to come,” explained Jones. “To this end, I couldn’t be more excited to join TIER as the company prepares to roll out its unique e-scooter model, which is unrivalled when it comes to safety, sustainability and user experience.”

Picture: Fred Jones, General Manager U.K, Roger Hassan, Chief Operational Officer, Benjamin Bell, Head of Public Policy for Northern Europe, Alex Gayer, Chief Chief Financial Officer

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