Uber's Graves To Leave Operations Role Adding to Executive Shakeup

Yolanda Curtis
August 10, 2017

Graves did not give a reason for his departure beyond his desire for change.

"In some ways my focus going forward will not actually change very much", Graves said in an August 10 internal email obtained by Quartz.

Ryan Graves told staff in an email Thursday that he will transition out of his role as senior vice president of global operations in mid-September. He will remain a member of Uber's board. Graves will, however, continue to serve on Uber's board, it said.

California-based venture capital firm Benchmark Capital has filed suit against former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick for fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, according to Axios. Mr. Graves was briefly Uber's chief executive in its early days before handing the reins to Mr.

The board removed Kalanick as CEO in June after a series of sexual harassment scandals and revelations of long-standing misbehavior at the executive level were reported in the press. Other open positions include chief finance officer, chief marketing officer and chief operating officer.

"Confucius said that reflection is the noblest method to learn wisdom", Graves wrote.

This article was originally published at 10:15 a.m.

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