Bye-Bye Travis Kalanick; Uber’s CEO Resigns
Travis Kalanick, the famous (not always for the best reasons) CEO of Uber, resigned on Tuesday, said a company spokesperson in a statement to the media.
The resignation was part of a decision made by the company shareholders who have pushed to have Kalanick move out.
Kalanick said, “I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors request to step aside so that Uber can go back to building rather than be distracted with another fight.”
This despite his announcement last week with regards to taking an indefinite leave of absence, allowing him time to work on becoming a better leader and allowing him to take some much-needed time away to properly grieve the loss of his mother, who died in a boating accident less than a month ago.
Kalanick started the original disruption of the taxi service industry with Uber, transforming it into one of the world’s top companies. but his tenure had several controversies too.
Unfortunately though, with the successes, his tenure has also been marred with several controversies.
Travis was consigned to leave after former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder released a 13-page list of recommendations on how the company could improve its business culture. The AG was asked by the company to conduct a review of the company’s workplace environment after a former employee alleged that she had been sexually harassed and discriminated against while working there. The investigation held back around 20 employees who were fired as a result of that investigation, claims Uber.
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