Uber's corporate communications head Noyes departs

SAN FRANCISCO: Andrew Noyes, head of corporate communications at Uber, has left his position at the ride-sharing company.

Andrew Noyes
Andrew Noyes

SAN FRANCISCO: Andrew Noyes, head of corporate communications at Uber, has left his position at the ride-sharing company.

Noyes confirmed his exit from Uber, but declined to disclose information on why he departed or if he is taking a new role at a different company.

Last June, Noyes joined Uber from Facebook, where he managed communications and public policy since 2009. Before that, he reported and edited for publications including the National Journal Group, Communications Daily, and The Register-Herald, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Uber currently has a job posting on its website for a head of corporate communications. Representatives from Uber did not respond to inquiries seeking comment.

Noyes’ exit comes as the company faces 13 lawsuits in the US for incidences involving wrongful death, regulatory complaints, and withheld tips. The company is also receiving criticism from 11 state insurance agencies over its insurance practices.

Last week, about 100 UberX drivers gathered outside the company’s headquarters in San Francisco to demand better pay and treatment.

Uber’s issues have also extended to Europe, where taxi driver associations across the country are lobbying against the company. Last month, a court in Brussels fined Uber more than $13,000 for its drivers picking up customers without licenses.

Founded in 2009, Uber operates in 70 cities worldwide.  

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