Uber's CTO leaves after less than a year at the company

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Uber's CTO leaves after less than a year at the company

Bloomberg - Uber Technologies Inc.'s chief technology officer resigned after less than a year on the job.

Sukumar Rathnam, the outgoing CTO, will continue with Uber for several more weeks to help with the transition, according to an email he sent to his team Tuesday that was seen by Bloomberg. The company has no immediate plans to replace him, a spokesman from Uber said.

Sukumar is an incredible talent, and I m grateful for his leadership and everything that he has done for Uber over the last year, Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi wrote in an email to staff.

In their emails, neither of the executive provided a reason for the absence of them. Rathnam. didn t immediately respond to a request for comment. Business Insider first reported on Rathnam's departure.

Uber's eight engineering leads will now report directly to Khosrowshihi.

Thuan Pham's predecessor Rathnam spent seven years at Uber before stepping down last year. In an interview with Bloomberg shortly after, Khosrowshahi said he disagreed with Pham's approach to self-driving cars. By the end of the year, Uber had changed course and sold the autonomous-elevation division.

Uber described Rathnam as a high-profile hire when he joined nearly a year ago.