Uber today announced the appointment of Francois Chadwick as an additional director for India operations. SanFransico-based Chadwick is currently the Global head of tax and accounting for the cab aggregator and has been working with Uber since June 2016.

Besides, handing over additional charge for the latter,  documents filed by the company with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs state departure of Karen Walker as an additional director.

Karen, who is also a San Francisco origin employee, has stepped down from his post due to personal and unavoidable circumstances. The Global controller for Uber India Systems Pvt. Ltd, Karen teamed up in December 2013 and has worked there till December 2016.

Both the decisions concerning the appointment and resignation were approved by Uber’s board of director on March 24th by passing the requisite resolutions.

Former KPMG employee, Chadwick will operate from Uber’s headquarter in San Fransisco. There is currently no information on his responsibilities concerning Indian operations and his role within the region. The company is also not opening up about the criterion which drove the decision of a supplementary post for Chadwick.

In India, the ride-hailing app has been facing turbulent protests and was even served with a ban on its UberPOOL services. It recently welcomed a fresh rival ‘HDK Cabs,’ expected to launch by the next month. It has been backed by former Karnataka chief minister and Janata Dal (Secular) politician H.D. Kumaraswamy who has agreed to commit around ₹50 crore for the development of their service over the next two years.

Unlike Uber, which charges drivers a commission of 25-30%, HDK Cabs plans to deduct a mere 2-5%. But, they won’t pay the drivers any incentives over and above the fare. Meanwhile, a couple of early investors in Uber are apparently unhappy with how the company is dealing with the recent allegations of sexual harassment at the company.

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