Uber to add new board member amid ongoing turmoil, reports say


Uber to add new board member amid ongoing turmoil, reports say

"Just the CEO, Mr. Kalanick". According to anonymous sources, Alexander believed the claim of rape was part of a plan devised by rival ride-sharing firm Ola, and once he had obtained the medical records of the victim, he shared them with both Travis Kalanick and Uber's SVP of business, Emil Michael.

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will discuss taking a possible leave of absence when the board convenes, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing an unidentified person familiar with the matter.

Aside from Kalanick's absence itself, it would seem that the meeting's agenda also included the internal company investigation that US Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr had recommended.

An additional investigation, lead by a separate law firm, resulted in the firing of more than 20 Uber employees after the firm received 215 claims of sexual harassment and other bad behaviors at the company.

Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it underpaid its New York City drivers for the past two-and-a-half years, an error that could cost the ride-hailing.

Forbes reports that the Uber board unanimously approved the recommendations in the Holder report, and that the full report will be released to all employees on Tuesday. The company is locked in a legal battle with Waymo over self-driving auto tech and faces a high profile investigation into sexual harassment, along with numerous other smaller scandals and controversies.

Michael reportedly oversees strategy initiatives including mergers, acquisitions and fundraising. One of its recommendations called for Kalanick's departure. It's not clear whether he left the company voluntarily.

Concerning Kalanick, it is not clear whether he could take some time away from Uber and return in a capacity with less authority, or whether he would remain as chief executive but be held accountable on a much more scrutinised level, suggested a report from Reuters news agency.

However, the chief executive has acknowledged that his management style requires improvement - with the 40-year-old recently admitting he needed to "fundamentally change and grow up".

Fowler's post in February has contributed to the scrutiny of Uber's culture, particularly in regard to its treatment of women. An Uber spokeswoman also declined to comment further. One is the former head of global and consumer marketing for iTunes and Apple Music, Bozoma Saint John.