Senior Executives Leave Uber After Internal Shakeup

Andrew Cummings
June 10, 2019

Khosrowshahi said the shakeup allows him to have a more direct hand in daily operations. "Barney is a talented businessperson, and I can't thank him enough for all of his contributions in helping get us to and through the IPO". He was responding to a question about why Uber appeared to handle Harford's case differently than that of a former human resources executive who was also accused of making racially insensitive comments. The Recent York Cases reported in July of that 300 and sixty five days that Harford voiced peril about "how smartly-liked" the pairing became in markets the build the ad became space to air.

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"Given that we're a month past the IPO, now is one of those times", The Verge quoted Khosrowshahi as saying.


Uber had largely shielded Harford from the public spotlight after he was the subject of an internal review over what some employees described as racially insensitive remarks by the operating chief a year ago.

Mr Khosrowshahi said the role "no longer makes sense", and Uber's Rides and Eats teams would now directly report to him in order to help "problem-solve in real time". She had climbed the ranks at Coca-Cola and at Uber, and was designated one of Mr Khosrowshahi's top executive recruits. On a personal level, I've appreciated his strategic mind, analytical chops, and unflagging passion and efforts for our mission. Behind the scenes, Harford led much of Uber's business, though he remained a divisive figure.

According to Khosrowshahi, the departures were prompted by his decision to more directly control core parts of the business at the ride-hailing company. Pierre will now head up International Rides, adding LatAm to his scope in addition to EMEA and APAC, with George Gordon reporting to him.


Marketing is so important to our business, and our brand continues to be challenged.

After a tumultuous stock debut, Uber Technologies Inc. Khosrowshahi wrote that on the marketing side, the company needed to provide a "consistent, unified narrative to consumers, partners, the press and policymakers".

Khosrowshahi said he plans to combine the marketing, communications and policy teams, and Chief Marketing Officer Rebecca Messina also will leave the company.


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