NDTV journalist Shweta Rajpal Kohli to head Uber India's public policy department

Shweta Rajpal KohliShweta Rajpal Kohli, NDTV's  Economic Affairs Editor, has been appointed  head of public policy and government affairs for cab-hailing service Uber's India operations.

Kohli, who has previously worked with Bennett Coleman and Co Ltd, Business Standard, Hindustan Times and The Indian Express, will report to Rachel Whetstone, Uber's global senior vice-president of communications and public policy.

This is the first time San francisco-based Uber has created this position in India, which is its second largest market after the US.

After selling its China busines to rival Didi Chuxing in August, (See: Uber to sell China subsidiary to rival Didi in $35 bn deal) India has become the top focus for the company, where it is faced with various regulatory hurdles.