NYT: the head of the company Uber is leaving his post


TASS, June 21. CEO of the us company, Uber, Travis Kalanick has resigned. This was reported on Wednesday the newspaper the New York Times, citing sources familiar with the situation.

According to her, on Tuesday, the five largest investors service, which provides services on call private cabs, demanded the immediate resignation of Kalanick. In the letter to him they wrote that “the company needs to change the leader.” Kalanick discussed the message with investors and in a few hours, decided to leave the post. At the same time, as reports the edition, he will remain a member of the Board of Directors.

“I love Uber more than anything else, and are now experiencing a difficult period in my personal life, – quotes the statement of Kalanick The New York Times. – I agreed with the requirement of investors to leave the post to Uber can get back to development and not be distracted by another conflict.”

Uber – popular online service transport, allowing users through the app on a mobile phone to use the services of a driver of a private car. This American international company with headquarters in San Francisco (California) was founded by entrepreneurs Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp in 2009. Now Uber operates in more than 500 cities in nearly 80 countries.

The scandals associated with the company

Kalanick at the end of may suffered a tragedy – his mother died, his father injured, shipwrecked on a boat in California. In addition, the company pursues a series of scandals and judicial proceedings. In February, two ex – Uber employees accused their former leaders of sexism and harassment. Kalanick then promised that the firm will conduct a thorough investigation of all alleged incidents.

Subsequently involved in the scandal was already the head of Uber in the Internet appeared the video, which shows how he enters into a squabble with one of the drivers. The latter claimed that the management of the company takes too large a percentage of the earnings of taxi drivers, it Kalanick responded rudely. After that, the CEO has published a video in which he apologized for his behavior.

Earlier this month, the Board of Directors Uber held a meeting to discuss the future of Kalanick and several of his associates, after which it was announced that the Deputy head of Uber’s Emil Michael is leaving his position. Later a member of the Board of Directors of the company billionaire David Bonderman said the resignation amid scandal surrounding his comments about women which many people considered sexist.

June 14, Kalanick said that he was leaving on vacation for an indefinite period.

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