Uber chief business officer to leave company amid turmoil

The company hired former USA attorney general Eric Holder in February after an ex-engineer penned a blog post about the "strange" year she experienced while at Uber.

The board of directors at Uber Technologies is mulling over granting its CEO and founder Travis Kalanick a three-month leave of absence in the wake of the boating tragedy that killed his mother and put his father in a hospital. The exact extent of new management oversights and company policy changes that Covington & Burling recommended is still unclear, but the thereof are said to significantly limit the autonomy of Kalanick and other top executives at the company in an effort to improve its operations and public standing.

Uber later set up a hotline for complaints and hired the law firm of Perkins Coie to investigate.

The recommendations will be released to Uber employees tomorrow, the representative said.

The CEO of Uber could have to take a leave of absence amid an investigation into the corporate culture. That would effectively remove one of Kalanick's allies from the company and destabilize the top level of leadership at Uber. Kalanick's forceful personality and enormous success with Uber to date, as well as his super-voting shares, have won him broad deference in the boardroom, according to the people familiar with the deliberations.

Although Kalanick's leave is as yet unconfirmed, it may not come as a surprise. The company faces a criminal probe related to a technology it created called Greyball that was used to deceive regulators in cities where it was operating.

The report was commissioned by Uber following misconduct at the firm including allegations of sexual harassment made by former employee Susan Fowler. Now valued at close to $70bn (£55bn), it has fast become the world's most valuable start-up.

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Uber is still coping with waves of bad press about its internal culture and business practices.

However, the chief executive has acknowledged that his management style requires improvement - with the 40-year-old recently admitting he needed to "fundamentally change and grow up".

The board meeting comes fresh on personal tragedy in Kalanick's life.

Kalanick publicly condemned Michael's comments at the time, but that was the extent of the consequences he faced.

The company has said that all recommendations from Holder's investigation are to be implemented.

Michael was considered a right-hand man for Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick.

Alongside Uber's management crisis, its self-driving vehicle programme is in jeopardy after a lawsuit from Alphabet Inc alleging trade secrets theft, and the company has suffered an exodus of top executives.

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