Leadership Strategies to Survive and Excel in a Post-COVID World

  • What are some of the unexpected lessons —good and bad— we have taken away from 2020 and 2021?
  • Discussing examples of innovations created by necessity during the global pandemic that will continue on long into the future
  • Taking this chapter in our working lives as an opportunity to re-evaluate, reconsider, and rethink some of the finance processes and strategies we had in place before COVID-19
  • How should we adjust our approach to communication, coordination, mentoring, and management in the emerging ‘new normal’ of work?

Valdis Lenss
Head of Finance, Marketing & Core Services

Valdis joined Uber in 2017 and has led several finance teams across the organization. He is currently the Head of Finance for Marketing & Core Services, which includes global management for the Marketing, Safety & Insurance, Payments, and Customer Support teams. Previously, he has led the mobility finance teams for US & Canada and Latin America. He has also worked on key strategic initiatives across Uber including customer engagement strategy, capital allocation, and the optimization of marketplace pricing & incentives.

Prior to joining Uber, Valdis worked in venture capital at TDF Ventures and private equity at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. He started his career at Morgan Stanley in the investment banking division covering financial institutions.

Valdis holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BBA from the University of Michigan.