Safa Alkateb is a tech entrepreneur and CEO of Autocab, a wholly owned subsidiary of Uber technologies. Safa started his career as a computer engineer developing complex hardware and software systems. After graduating with a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Florida Tech, he became Director of software development, then Vice President of Engineering, then CTO at a number of NASDAQ listed companies in the US. In the year 2000, Safa established his own startup developing parallel processing software for the telecom industry. Eight years later, he sold that business to Cavium, a $6B Silicon Valley company, and become general manager of one of Cavium’s three divisions. In 2012 Safa joined Autocab as CEO, transforming the business from hardware to SaaS, eventually selling the businesses to Uber in 2021.