Published: Wed, August 09, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Travis Kalanick won't return as Uber CEO, reports say

Travis Kalanick won't return as Uber CEO, reports say

In a staff email, Camp said Kalanick won't return as chief executive officer, responding to reports by Bloomberg and others that the former CEO had privately expressed interest in coming back to Uber in a new full-time position.

Last week Recode reported that Kalanstatedthat he is "Steve Jobs-ing it", a reference to the late Apple co-founder who has forced out only to return and lead the company to glory. As The Hill noted, the form Uber CEO's resignation was only due to the pressure from the board of directors following a slew of controversies, ranging from sexual harassment accusations within the company and some unfortunate words from Kalanick himself. He evidently believes his dismissal was unfair, as he has been speaking with former colleagues to see if they would support him in a potential shareholder conflict, according to The Information. It's time for a new chapter, and the right leader for our next phase o growth.

"Our CEO search is the board's top priority".

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Sources recently told The Washington Post that Uber's shortlist for a new CEO is down to three people - all of whom are men.

"Uber must evolve and mature as we improve our culture and practices, to achieve our mission of bringing mobility to everyone", Camp continued. The company is still in the process of turning its image around, after all.

Kalanick had been a public face for Uber since joining the company in 2009, but a string of escalating scandals since the start of the year led to his departure in June. "And I wanted to make it absolutely clear that no files of any kind from anybody's previous employer make it to Uber", said Kalanick. The meeting was previously reported by BuzzFeed and Camp's email by Recode.

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