Uber board approves changes to fix corporate culture

These discussions at the board meet came ahead of the release of a report on Tuesday by former attorney general Eric Holder, hired by Uber to investigate the company's internal culture. Uber now has nine board members and seven hold super-voting shares that give them more power.

With just seventeen days before ride sharing companies begin to make their trips across upstate NY, one of the big business ventures, Uber, is making changes - and possibly not for the better.

"I signed on with the company nearly four years ago and it has truly been the experience of a lifetime helping Uber become the fastest growing company of all-time - spanning 75 countries with over 14,000 employees", Michael wrote in his goodbye letter first posted on The New York Times.

Since then, more scandals have surfaced, including a report that Uber's former president of business in the Asia Pacific obtained medical records of a woman who had been raped during a ride in India.

Another report claims that Kalanick is considering at least a temporary departure from the company in the wake of these recent revelations.

What exactly the report contains however, is unclear but won't be for long as TechCrunch reports the recommendations made by Holder will be handed to employees on Tuesday.

According to Reuters, Kalanick and two allies on the board now have voting control of the company.

The report includes allegations from current and former Uber employees about sexual harassment, retaliation, bullying and other inappropriate behavior, the Journal reported. So far, the investigation into Uber's harassment policies has led to the firing of more than 20 employees. Michael was the one who in 2014 suggested that Uber dig up dirt on journalists looking into the company's practices. She also has global experience, having served in executive positions that oversee the U.S.as well as emerging markets.

"I am proud of our business team's part in contributing to the company's overall success".

Mr Kalanick has earned a reputation as an abrasive leader and was criticised earlier this year after being caught on video berating an Uber driver. A spokesperson for Uber confirmed his departure to CNN Tech.

Reuters quotes a source saying that the board will discuss Kalanick taking time off from the company.

  • Zachary Reyes