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Uber's European policy chief Christopher Burghardt has quit to join the electric vehicle charging network company Chargepoint, the latest senior figure to leave the taxi app, the Financial Times (FT) reported yesterday. 

Burghardt, the head of policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, departs after less than two years with the group, and will become managing director for Chargepoint in Europe in November, the FT said. 

No one was available from Uber to comment. Earlier this month, Uber’s top boss in Britain also quit the Silicon Valley company, which was told last month by London’s transport regulator that its licence to operate in the capital would not be renewed. It is appealing that decision. “For me this is a choice because I really believe in Chargepoint,” Burghardt told the FT. 

- REUTERS