Uber’s Head of Communications and Policy Rachel Whetstone is stepping down

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Following Jeff Jones, the former president of Uber, Rachel Whetstone, the Head of Communications and Policy, is leaving the ride-sharing company after two years on the job.

Her departure was announced by Travis Kalanick, the CEO of Uber, in an internal email. After that, both the company and Rachel, confirmed the news of stepping down.

“I wanted to let you know that Rachel Whetstone, who heads up policy and communications globally, has decided to leave Uber,” Kalanick wrote in the email to employees. “Since joining in 2015, Rachel has blown us all away with her ability to get stuff done. She is a force of nature, an extraordinary talent and an amazing player-coach who has built a first-class organization.”

“I am incredibly proud of the team that we’ve built — and that just as when I left Google, a strong and brilliant woman will be taking my place. I joined Uber because I love the product — and that love is as strong today as it was when I booked my very first ride six years ago,” said Rachel Whetstone.

After Rachel’s departure, Jill Hazelbaker, which was Rachel’s top deputy, will be SVP global public policy and communications, and will head an organization of 300 persons. She had a deep political background and was recently head of communications at Snap for a very short time.

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