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Uber President quits, states company’s values are incompatible with his

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Jeff Jones, Uber’s latest president of six months, bids goodbye to his position, citing that the company had “values different from his.” He is one of the several senior executives who left the ride-sharing app company for the past few weeks.

“The beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experience at Uber, and I can no longer continue as president of the ride-sharing business,” Jones informed tech blog Recode.


Brian McClendon, Uber’s vice-president of maps and business platform, has said to have plans to leave the company at the end of the month to explore politics. Last month, Amit Singhal, the top engineering executive left five weeks after his appointment was announced. This was due to his failure to disclose that he had left Google due to sexual harassment allegations.

Apart from the many high-level executives’ departure, the company is also under fire for their CEO Travic Kalanick’s heated argument with an Uber driver who confronted him about the steep cuts in Uber’s rates. They also face allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination levied by Susan Fowler, a former employee. She published a detailed experience at the company through her blog. The company launched an investigation, led by former attorney general Eric Holder and board member Arianna Huffington.

Just this March 3, Uber made headlines with Greyball, a secret program developed to evade law enforcement. Another court challenge for them was Waymo, suing Uber for betrayal and high-tech espionage. Uber has defended and denied both claims. 

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