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Uber's South Asia policy chief Shweta Rajpal Kohli quits in latest senior departure: sources

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By Aditya Kalra

(Reuters) - Uber's chief of policy for and South has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company.

Shweta Rajpal Kohli, a former Indian journalist who joined last year, would join cloud-based software maker Inc next month, the sources told

said it did not have an immediate comment. Kohli did not respond to an email seeking comment.

Kohli was mostly tasked with building Uber's relations with regulators and government officials in India, a market where the firm has faced several regulatory and reputational hurdles.

One source said Kohli "was leading government engagements in the influential circles, so her exit is a step back for "

The sources asked not to be identified as the details were not public yet.

was briefly banned in after one of its drivers raped a woman passenger in 2014.

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 U.S. firm, sources told in June. declined to comment.

Kohli is the latest senior executive to leave The firm's European policy chief quit in October, shortly after the departure of Uber's top boss in Britain.

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 U.S. states and around the world.

counts as its second-biggest market after the United States. It operates in about 30 Indian cities and competes with Ola, a ride hailing service backed by Japan's Softbank.

said on Monday it had agreed with a consortium led by SoftBank and Dragoneer Investment Group on a potential investment.

(Editing by Euan Rochaa and Edmund Blair)

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First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 08:54 IST