Uber hopes to have a new CEO by September and has narrowed the search to fewer than 6 people
Uber is currently considering fewer than six candidates for the role and hopes to name its final pick in September, Bloomberg's Eric Newcomer first reported on Wednesday. Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, is one candidate on the list.The report did not list the other people being considered for the job, and it quoted an HPE spokesperson saying that Whitman is "fully committed" to HPE.
Five of Uber's major investors demanded Kalanick resign in June while the former CEO was taking a leave of absence following the death of his mother and a string of scandals. After "hours of drama," Kalanick agreed to step down, but remains on the ride-hailing company's board of directors.The turmoil at Uber began in February when Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, wrote a blog post detailing gender discrimination she said she experienced at the company. More unflattering reports ensued in the months after that revealed a toxic work culture.
The ride-hailing giant ultimately launched a four-month investigation that led to 20 firings. There had been 215 complaints filed about Uber's work environment.Uber's new CEO will face the arduous task of fixing the company's internal culture going forward and fixing Uber's public image. Despite months of scandals and bad news, Uber's business is still growing.
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