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Prince Harry to be chief impact officer at mental health firm BetterUp

Prince Harry to be chief impact officer at mental health firm BetterUp

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, attends a roundtable discussion on gender equality with The Queen's Commonwealth Trust (QCT) and One Young World at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain Oct 25, 2019. (Photo: Jeremy Selwyn/Pool via REUTERS)

LONDON: Britain's Prince Harry will become the first chief impact officer of BetterUp, a San Francisco-based firm that provides employee coaching and mental health assistance, the company said on Tuesday (Mar 23).

The move comes about a month after Buckingham Palace announced Harry, Queen Elizabeth's grandson, and his American wife Meghan had made a final split with the royal family, and would not be returning as working members and would lose their patronages.

Earlier this month, the couple featured on Oprah Winfrey's television interview, in which Meghan accused Britain's royal family of racism and Harry claimed they had cut him and his wife off financially.

In his new role at BetterUp, Harry will focus on driving advocacy and awareness for mental fitness, diversify Betterup's community of coaches and customers through strategic planning, among others, the company said.

Founded in 2013, BetterUp provides mobile-based coaching, counselling and mentorship programmes for employees at more than 300 businesses including Chevron, Snap Inc and AT&T's Warner Media.

Last month, the employee coaching service provider raised US$125 million, taking its valuation to US$1.73 billion.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the news of Harry's new role.

Source: Reuters