(Reuters) – Former Amazon.com Inc executive Jay Carney will join Airbnb as policy and communications head, the holiday rental hosting firm said on Friday.

Carney, who worked at Amazon for seven years, will start at Airbnb in September and report to co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky. He will be based in Washington.

At Amazon, Carney heads up global corporate affairs. Before that he was White House Press Secretary for President Barack Obama.

(Reporting by Akash Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber and Elaine Hardcastle)