Full Name

Rana Kortam

Global Head of Women’s Safety Public Policy

Rana Kortam is the Global Head of Women’s Safety Public Policy for Uber. She leads the company’s efforts around the issue, working with governments, researchers, NGO’s, as well as local policy teams in over 60 countries Uber operates in. Her passion is ensuring women find a safe ride and a flexible way to earn income in Uber.

A born and raised Egyptian, she previously led public policy for Uber in Egypt, shaping the future of regulation for the budding tech ecosystem.


A techie at heart, Rana graduated Summa Cum Laude from the American University in Cairo with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering. Prior to joining Uber, she led developer relations for Google in the Middle East and Africa, before managing public policy for British American Tobacco in North Africa. Straddling the worlds of tech and policy, and a serious zeal for everything women empowerment, she is an expert in several public policy issues, including women’s mobility and safety, gender based violence especially in transport and public spaces, gender equality and economic enablement.

Women's travel and participation in regional transport systems
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 11:00 12.30