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Exclusive: HungerStation’s COO, CMO & CHRO also leave amid ongoing leadership reshuffle by Delivery Hero

HungerStation’s Chief Operating Officer Abdulrahman Bahashwan, Chief Marketing Officer Ali Al Khalil, and Chief Human Resources Officer Ali Al Ghamdi have left the company in the last few weeks, MENAbytes has learned. It’s not clear if the three have left voluntarily or were sacked by the Delivery Hero-owned company.

HungerStation has been going through a lot of changes since company’s top leadership including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Product Officer was sacked in one day, last month. Delivery Hero and HungerStation have not issued any official statement about what exactly happened but HungerStation’s sacked CEO who is also the founder of the company in a tweet had said that he reserves his right to respond to the rumors on social media after completing the legal proceedings.

Delivery Hero and HungerStation’s top management were never on the same page but things seem to have escalated in the last few months which have resulted in departure of these executives.

Citing an email sent by Delivery Hero’s management to HungerStation’s staff, we had previously reported that Shabeb AlOtaibi has been appointed as Interim Manager to lead the company and Carriage’s former CEO Yousif Abdulaziz has been appointed as an Advisor to Shabeb.

But that decision was apparently changed later with Yousif Abdulaziz becoming the CEO and he continues to lead the company. Abdulkareem Aloumi, who was company’s Chief Growth Officer since October last year has been made the Deputy CEO, Ashwag Bahha who was hired as a Chief Experience Officer in February this year has been promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer and is now responsible for customer experience, (business) performance management, and operations, and Khalid Frasani, company’s former Head of Learning & Development is now the Chief People Officer. Jared Kane, a marketing executive who has been with Delivery Hero since last five years has been deployed at HungerStation as the Chief Marketing Officer.

HungerStation’s management has sent a couple of emails in the last few weeks announcing the names of new appointees but hasn’t shared any specifics about what happened to those who held these roles previously.

HungerStation is Delivery Hero’s leading brand in Saudi which is one of the top three markets for Delivery Hero all across the world and brought in over $100 million in revenue last year.

We’ve reached out to departed executives and HungerStation to learn more and will update the story if we hear from them. 

Zubair Naeem Paracha

Founder at MENAbytes
A tech and startup enthusiast based in Riyadh. Zubair apart from leading MENAbytes is also building Qraar, a career discovery and development platform for millennials in MENA. He can be reached on Linkedin, Twitter or zubair [at] menabytes [dot] com.
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