After less than a year at Uber, the company's chief technology officer left on Tuesday.
Sukumar Rathnam worked at Amazon AMZN, -0.21 percent as an engineering manager before joining Uber Technologies Inc. UBER, -2.65 percent as CTO in late September 2020. Thuan Pham, the CTO who had been there for seven years until leaving in May, was replaced.
Business Insider broke the story first, citing unnamed sources who claimed Rathnam was at odds with Uber's chief product officer, Sundeep Jain. Rathnam informed his colleagues by email, while Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi informed the company's employees via email on Tuesday.
Rathnam, who formerly worked as an engineer at Microsoft Corp. MSFT, +0.94 percent, PeopleSoft, and Oracle Corp. ORCL, -2.81 percent, said in an email that he will stay for the next several weeks to assist with the changeover. Khosrowshahi thanked Rathnam in his memo and stated that the eight-person engineering leadership team will now report directly to him.
Late Tuesday, an Uber official said, "We congratulate Sukumar for his contributions to lifting the technical and talent bar at Uber, and we wish him all the best."
“We thank Sukumar for his contributions to raising the engineering and talent bar at Uber, and wish him all the best,” an Uber official said late Tuesday.