Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Is Looking for a Second-in-Command
Kalanick announced he’s looking for someone to take over as the company’s chief operating officer.
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Embattled Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says the company will hire a chief operating officer who can partner with him to write its "next chapter."
The ride-hailing company has been hit by a series of controversies, including allegations that it routinely ignores sexual harassment, and a video of Kalanick profanely berating a driver who confronted him about steep cuts in Uber's rates for a premium version of its service.
After the video surfaced, Kalanick apologized and said he needs "leadership help." The 40-year-old executive also said he needs to "grow up."
"This morning I told the Uber team that we're actively looking for a Chief Operating Officer: a peer who can partner with me to write the next chapter in our journey," Kalanick wrote in a blog post Tuesday.
San Francisco-based Uber last week also acknowledged the existence of a program dubbed "Greyball" that it has used to thwart authorities who have been trying to curtail or shut down its service in cities around the world.
--The Associated Press