NEW YORK, June 21. /Offset. TASS Ivan sawyers/. CEO of the American Corporation Uber Travis Kalanick has resigned. It was confirmed on Wednesday to the correspondent of TASS in the press service of the Corporation providing services of online taxi service in dozens of countries.
“Yes, we can confirm that Travis Kalanick left the post of the General Director,” reads part of the email comments. It also provides a statement of the Board of Directors on this matter. “Travis always put Uber in the first place. His decision was bold, it shows his devotion and love for Uber,” reads the document.
The Board of Directors stressed that freeing his post, Kalanick will be able to find the time “to recover after a personal tragedy.” “We look forward to the opportunity to continue to perform their duties with him in the Board of Directors,” the statement reads.
Earlier resignation of the head of Uber, citing sources, reported the newspaper the New York Times. The publication claimed that the resignation of Kalanick spoke five largest investors of the company. June 14, Kalanick said that he was leaving on vacation for an indefinite period.
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 was at the center of several scandals and lawsuits. 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.
Subsequently, defendant in the scandal was itself Kalanick 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.
Uber – the popular online service of road transport, which allows using the application on your 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.