Uber says embattled CEO Kalanick stepping down

"I can confirm Travis has resigned," the spokesman said.

Uber says embattled CEO Kalanick stepping down

World Bulletin / News Desk

Uber said Wednesday its chief executive Travis Kalanick has stepped down from his job, confirming a report in the New York Times.

Kalanick had already been on a leave of absence aimed at restoring confidence in the scandal-plagued ridesharing giant, but on Tuesday quit completely after five of the company's major investors demanded his departure, the paper said.

He also quoted from a board statement saying that "Travis has always put Uber first".

"This is a bold decision and a sign of his devotion and love for Uber," the board said.

The pioneering company has been facing pressure to rein in a no-holds-barred management style led by Kalanick and to reform its workplace culture, which has sparked charges of harassment and discrimination.

Kalanick is to stay on as a board member, Uber said.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Haziran 2017, 10:19