In another addition to Uber’s not-so-great news timeline, the company’s president, Jeff Jones, resigned over the weekend, after spending less than a year working directly under CEO Travis Kalanick. His exit, Recode reports, is said to be linked to the growing list of scandals and drama — gender discrimination, a video of Kalanick arguing with a driver, the discovery of secret software used to monitor local officials — which have plagued the company in recent months. Jones is not the only Uber executive to leave of late; SVP Amit Singhal was forced out after it was discovered he failed to announce sexual-harassment claims levied against him while at Google.
From Jones via Recode:
I joined Uber because of its Mission, and the challenge to build global capabilities that would help the company mature and thrive long-term.
It is now clear, however, that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber, and I can no longer continue as president of the ride sharing business.
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