Fallout From Uber Investigation Begins

Exec Emil Michael is out; no word on whether CEO Kalanick will take a leave
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 12, 2017 1:23 PM CDT
A sign marks a pick-up point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

(Newser) – Uber Chief Business Officer Emil Michael is leaving the ride-hailing company just a day before the scheduled release of a report that is expected to recommend notable changes to Uber's culture and management, reports the AP. The move had been rumored, and company spokesman Matt Kallman confirmed the departure Monday. A person briefed on the matter says Michael told the staff in an email.

The person also says Uber's board has yet to decide whether CEO Travis Kalanick should take a leave of absence. The board spent Sunday discussing the matter. Uber confirmed Sunday that the board has accepted recommendations from former Attorney General Eric Holder to change the company's culture after a string of scandals. Those recommendations are to be made public Tuesday. (Read more Uber stories.)

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