Google’s Waymo Poaches Ebay Exec to Negotiate Self-Driving Car Legislation

Waymo CEO John Krafcik said in a post on LinkedIn that the company hired Tekedra Mawakana as vice president of public policy and government affairs. ReCode reported the hiring prior to the public post. Mawakana held a similar position at eBay (EBAY, -1.83%). She also held public policy and deputy general counsel positions at Yahoo and AOL.

“Tekedra is a smart and creative leader who brings deep knowledge of the public policy issues facing complex technology and innovative business models,” Krafcik said on his LinkedIn post. “As we take fully self-driving cars to the roads, Tekedra will work with policymakers at all levels to realize the enormous safety, mobility, and economic benefits of this technology.”