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American Business Group Milan

Speaker for October 2013 Lunch

Benedetta Arese Lucini

Benedetta Arese LuciniBenedetta Arese Lucini is the General Manager, Italy and Regional co-Manager Europe at Uber.

Benedetta was born in Milan and graduated with a degree in International Economics from the Bocconi University, but little has remained of her Milanese roots. She began her career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley in London City but life as a 'banker' did not satisfy her creativity. She therefore decided to go to New York to attend an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business with a specialization in Business of Technology, Media and Entertainment where she discovered not only her love for independent cinema, but also for the world of technology and startups.

After graduating Benedetta moved to San Francisco in the heart of the Silicon Valley and at Credit Suisse helped many startups through the IPO process. Ready for another adventure, Benedetta went to live in Malaysia to work in the Operations of a rising e-commerce startup from Rocket Internet, which was rapidly expanding across Southeast Asia. Enriched with a number of diverse experiences, Benedetta decided to return, after almost ten years, to her beloved Italy to work as General Manager of Uber, with the aim of creating an innovative ecosystem in her own country of origin.

UBER is pleased to offer luxury transportation to the members of the American Business Group. Simply download the UBER app and insert the promotion code from your lunch invitation to be eligible for a complimentary trip (up to €20, new users only).

  1. Download the UBER app for iPhone or Android or BlackBerry (Windows Phone users can visit in their browser.)
  2. Open the UBER app and sign up for a new account. inserting all your details including a credit card. Don't forget to insert the promo code from your email.
  3. When you are ready for a ride, open the app and place the pin where you would like to be picked up. Press Request Black Car and the closest available driver will be sent to you.
  4. You can now watch the UBER car driving to you on the map. The UBER app will give you the name and photo of the driver together with the car's license plate.
  5. Ask the driver to take you to wherever you need to go.
  6. The first ride (up to €20) will be on UBER, the next will be charged to your credit card and we'll email you a receipt. There is no need to carry cash!

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