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Uber Vietnam CEO Dang Viet Dung Resigns

Uber Vietnam’s top leadership role is currently empty.

Recently, a representative from Uber’s Vietnam branch confirmed with VnExpress that from October 1, the company’s Vietnamese director Dang Viet Dung is no longer Uber’s CEO. However, Uber didn’t give further details on the reasons behind the resignation. It’s unclear at the moment who will take up Dung’s postion.

Dang Viet Dung spent three years as the CEO of Uber Vietnam. He was undertaking a master program at Harvard University when he decided to drop out in 2014 to pursue a career with the ride-hailing service. Dung is an alumni of Massachusetts-based Amherst College before Harvard.

The announcement of the shakeup was rather surprising, especially during a period when Uber is experiencing troubles with both the government and customers. In August, the company announced a fare hike from VND7,000 to VND8,500 per kilometer in Saigon, displeasing customers.

Just last month, the local cybersphere was buzzing with some rumors that Uber would be closing up shop in Vietnam after news broke that London administration banned its operation in the English city.

Not long ago, Saigon officials also ordered the company to pay up VND66.68 billion (US$2.95 million) in back taxes, including a hefty fine of VND4.9 billion for violating tax regulations.

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