Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he will take leave of absence
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he will take leave of absence
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14 Junio, 2017, 10:56
A number of senior Uber managers left in recent weeks as the Holder investigation and a parallel probe focused strictly on sexual harassment and other employee complaints, conducted by the law firm Perkins Coie, moved forward.
The report's 47 recommendations include increased board independence, holding executives accountable with performance reviews, improving the human resources department and creating an oversight committee. Employee complaints will be handled more comprehensively and quality of life changes will be imposed including upgrades to employee benefits.
Recently, Kalanick's parents were in a boating accident that killed his mother and seriously injured his father.
"It's hard to put a timeline on this - it may be shorter or longer than we might expect", the 40-year-old Kalanick said in an email to Uber employees. During the confab, Uber board member Arianna Huffington said another woman - Wan Ling Martello - was joining the board, adding: "There's a lot of data that shows when there's one woman on the board, it's much more likely that there will be a second woman on the board". Apparently because of distrust of some leaders, Holder recommended that care be taken to make sure the executive "is viewed positively by the employees".
While some analysts had speculated Uber might fire Kalanick outright, in an arrangement typical of Silicon Valley firms he, co-founder Garrett Camp, and founding CEO Ryan Graves control an outsized share of company votes, making Kalanick's dismissal unlikely unless his colleagues oust him or he voluntarily leaves.
The move confirmed what has been reported in the media since Sunday, that the 40-year-old co-founder of Uber, a startup now worth 68 billion USA dollars according to some estimates, will leave as recommended by an outside team.
The controversial CEO has reportedly been key to all important decisions made at Uber.
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Uber has tried to overhaul its corporate leadership with a series of new hires, including Harvard Business School Professor Frances Frei as senior vice president for strategy and leadership, and Apple's Bozoma Saint John as chief brand officer.
Uber originally made a name for itself by disrupting the minicab industry, which resulted in protests around the world from traditional taxi drivers who felt their livelihood was threatened.
Uber grew to a valuation of $68 billion in seven years amid non-stop controversy. That investigation, which was separate from Holder's, checked into 215 complaints; 57 are still under investigation.
A company can be aggressive yet have strong values, said Joseph Holt, a business ethics professor at the University of Notre Dame. This person would "act as a full partner with the CEO but focus on day¬ to¬ day operations, culture and institutions within Uber", the report said.
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