Delphine Bernard, Global Head of Finance Operations, Uber

Delphine Bernard, Advancing Women Executives Accelerator

Delphine Bernard, Advancing Women Executives Accelerator

Delphine Bernard is the Global Head of Finance Operations at Uber, reporting to the CFO. She leads the procurement and supply chain functions, accounts receivable, travel & expenses, payroll and shared services. Starting with a decentralized team of approximately 40 people, she now oversees a department of 200 employees across the world and more than 400 external contractors with global processes and optimized efficiency.

Under her procurement role, she oversees $3b in spending.  Her department serves more than 40K suppliers, 20K employees in 70+ countries, bringing complexity to operations while remaining efficient and compliant. Delphine also launched the first finance outsource function in early 2017 and now oversees the Global Business Service for the Finance & Administrative functions.?. In 2018, Delphine continued to push the digitalization world and created the Center Of Excellence for Intelligent Automation. She has showcased to executives the benefits of Robotic Process Automation and in less than 6 months, has launched more than 13 bots, saving thousands of human hours and increasing controls. Prior to her move to San Francisco, Delphine was Uber Financial Controller in Amsterdam, in charge of revenue and financials outside the US.  

Today, Delphine is a director on the board of Uber Freight Inc, and previously held multiple seats on boards of directors for Uber international subsidiaries. She is also co-chair of the General Data Protection Regulation member review committee which ensures compliance within Uber.

Delphine founded LadyFinance, Uber's employee resource group focused on creating a strong community of women in finance. She is a passionate advocate for supporting diversity and leadership in the workplace. She leads and works to inspire others through mentorship, panel discussions and connections.

Delphine has Masters of Business Engineering from Louvain School of Management. She is also an alumna of Harvard Business School Executive Education, where she continues to take courses and learn about leadership and strategy.

Outside the office, Delphine enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, and traveling to discover new cultures. Most recently they explored the Grand and Antelope Canyons!