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Nikhil Goel
Head of product - aviation, uber

Nikhil is the Head of Product for Aviation Programs at Uber. Over the last several years at Uber, Nikhil has held product management roles leading efforts across Emerging Markets and the Rider App before jointly founding the company's aviation department and authoring the Uber Elevate whitepaper in 2016 with Uber’s former Chief Product Officer, Jeff Holden. Aviation Programs focuses on Elevate, Uber’s initiative to fast-forward to the future of aerial ridesharing through the deployment of partner-built electric air taxis across uberAIR cities globally, as well as the company’s more nascent drone delivery program for Uber Eats.

Before Uber, Nikhil served as a management consultant for consumer technology companies at McKinsey & Company, and he held Product roles at YouTube, Xbox, and Microsoft Office before building two online marketplace startups. Nikhil graduated from Vanderbilt University and grew up in Huntsville, Alabama, “Rocket City”, where his first job was at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.