REPORT: Uber has lost its European policy chief

Uber Christopher BurghardtTwitter/DWNRWChristopher Burghardt, former head of European policy and communications at Uber.

Uber has reportedly lost yet another senior executive, with the company’s head of European policy and communications leaving to join electric vehicle charging network company Chargepoint.

Christopher Burghardt joined Uber in September 2016, meaning he has been with the company for little over a year. He handled policy and comms across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

We first saw the news on The Financial Times.

Burghardt will reportedly take up the role of managing director for Chargepoint in Europe in November. Chargepoint is building out a network of chargers across Europe to support electric vehicles.

His departure comes as Uber’s operations face an increasing amount of scrutiny from regulators and governments worldwide.

The departure also comes less than a month after Uber’s northern Europe managing director Jo Bertram left. Several other Uber execs have left in the US.

Uber has had a tough year. There are the accusations of corporate sexism. The video of its founder angrily berating a driver. Secret “Greyball” software designed to evade authorities. Executives obtaining the medical records of a rape victim. Lawsuits around the world. The resignation of CEO Travis Kalanick. The company also lost its operating licence in London last month.

Uber did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.

Additional reporting by Rob Price.

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