Gojek’s Vietnam-based affiliate Go-Viet said its general manager Christy Le, who came on board the firm in April 2019, has decided to leave the company.
Go-Viet said Le will step down starting next month without revealing a replacement plan.
Le was appointed after the former management of Go-Viet, including the CEO and CTO, resigned over what was said to be operational disputes. DealStreetAsia first reported the development.
“We always work hard to find a mutually agreeable way forward, but were unable to do so in this instance, so we wish her the best in her future endeavours,” Go-Viet commented on Le’s departure.
Le was previously Vietnam country director for social media giant Facebook after serving as COO at Silicon Valley wearables startup Misfit, a company founded by her husband. Misfit was subsequently acquired by Fossil Group in 2015.
Entering Vietnam with motorcycle taxi booking in August 2018, Go-Viet claimed it has garnered more than 125,000 driver-partners to date. The company has also launched delivery and online food services in the country.
Gojek said earlier when it launched in Vietnam that Go-Viet “is a Vietnamese enterprise with the financial and technology support” of the Indonesian ride-hailing behemoth.
The local unit said it had grown 400 per cent after one year of operation. Its largest rival, Grab, started in Vietnam in 2014 and has committed a new $500-million investment to reinforce its position.