Uber’s India and South Asia Policy Chief Calls It Quits
Uber’s chief of policy for India and South Asia has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on 13 November, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company.
Shweta Rajpal Kohli, a former Indian journalist who joined Uber last year, would join cloud-based software maker Salesforce.com next month, the sources told Reuters. Uber said it did not have an immediate comment. Kohli did not respond to an email seeking comment.
Uber was briefly banned in New Delhi after one of its drivers raped a woman passenger in 2014.
Uber hired a law firm this year to investigate how the firm managed to obtain the medical records of the rape victim, an incident that led to criticism of the culture at the US firm, sources told Reuters in June. Uber declined to comment.
Kohli is the latest senior executive to leave Uber. The firm’s European policy chief quit in October, shortly after the departure of Uber’s top boss in Britain.
Uber has suffered a tumultuous few months which has seen former CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick forced out after a series of boardroom controversies and other regulatory battles in multiple US states and around the world.
It operates in about 30 Indian cities and competes with Ola, a ride hailing service backed by Japan’s Softbank.
Uber said on Monday it had agreed with a consortium led by SoftBank and Dragoneer Investment Group on a potential investment.
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