Uber’s chief technical officer to step down

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September 14 (Reuters) – Uber (UBER.N) Chief Technology Officer Sukumar Rathnam is stepping down as the company’s technical director, a ride-hailing company spokesman said late Tuesday.

The spokesman did not give the reason for Rathnam’s departure, but Business Insider previously reported that he had become increasingly involved with Chief Product Officer Sundeep Jain.

Rathnam, who joined Uber about a year ago, plans to leave in early October, the spokesman said.

Rathnam previously worked as an executive at Amazon (AMZN.O)where he led teams responsible for product selection and catalog systems. Before Amazon, he worked at Microsoft (MSFT.O) and oracles (ORCL.N), so his company biography.

According to Business Insider, it was unclear how Uber’s engineering teams will be structured after Rathnam’s departure.

Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas, Dania Nadeem and Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Adaptation by Anil D’Silva and Sonya Hepinstall

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