Welcome to Episode 27 of Good Will Hunters, with Amit Singh.
Amit is the head of Global Policy at Uber, responsible for economic policy, future of work and digital marketplaces. He previously served as the Senior Economic Adviser to Australian Prime Ministers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard and Deputy Chief of Staff and Head of Policy to the Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten. Earlier in his career, he worked as a capital markets lawyer and a corporate M&A adviser, as well as co-founder of a consumer startup that has grown to over 315,000 members and co-founder of Tuxedo Tuesday with Fitted for Work, an initiative to promote the economic participation of women. He is also director of the Chifley Research Centre and a member of the OECD’s Future of Work Engagement Group.
Amit and I met a few weeks back at the Australia India Youth Dialogue, the leading Track Two Dialogue between Australia and India. Our first conversation took place at a crowded tram stop on Exhibition Street, in Melbourne CBD, and within about 4 minutes of meeting Amit, I asked him to be on the podcast. In this episode, we tackle some of the most exciting, and most pressing, issues of this day and age – the future of our global workforce, the meaning of ethics, building safety nets for the most vulnerable people in our communities, fostering cross-cultural dialogue, and also why Uber Pool is responsible for many things, including a few marriages!
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Rachel and the GWH Team