Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick Resigns
Travis Kalanick, the Uber co-founder and CEO whom we previously reported to have taken a leave of absence from the company has finally resigned.
His resignation as the CEO of the $68bn premium, ultra-modern car hailing app was long expected after series of scandals trail him for almost six months.
The pressure from Uber’s five major investors is allegedly not unconnected with his throwing in the towel. Nevertheless, he still remains on the company’s board.
In his words, Mr. 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,”
Mr. Kalanick had prior to his resignation, commenced on an indefinite leave of Absence from the company to enable him ample time to grieve for her deceased mother who lost her life in a boating accident weeks ago.
The crisis rocking the company started on February when a former employee of the organisation published a graphic post in a blog, detailing the gender discrimination and sexual harassment inherent in the company amid Ubers alleged reputation for defying rules and regulations.
Uber, according to Wikipedia is an American Technology company headquarter in San Francisco, California United State. The company operates in 570 cities around the world. It’s major market focus is the operation of Uber car transportation and food delivery mobile apps. Uber drivers use their own cars, although drivers can rent a car to drive with Uber.