Former head of public policy for Uber Corey Owens — who was poached from Facebook by the ride-hailing service in 2013 — is now working for Chinese drone giant DJI.
Owens left Uber during its mid-December policy and comms staff shake-up; DJI comms director Adam Najberg told Re/code that Owens began working at DJI “in the last few weeks.” According to
Owens’s LinkedIn profile, his start date as Head of North America Public Policy was in January.
No doubt some kind of pre-emptive far sighted move – no details yet. Sounds as though he will be working with Brendan Schulman.