Top Uber executives pushed out in shake-up after IPO launch

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is shaking up the company's management.                  James Martin  CNET

Rebecca Messina - who joined as head of promoting 9 months ago - has additionally stepped apart, with marketing and marketing operations space to be blended with Uber's coverage and communications and coverage crew, led by Jill Hazelbaker. I now own the power to be powerful more fascinated about the day-to-day operations of our biggest corporations, the core platform of Rides and Eats, and own decided they'll furthermore simply restful describe straight away to me.

"There's never really a right time to announce departures or changes like this, but with the IPO behind us, I felt this was a good moment to simplify our (organisation) and set us up for the future", Khosrowshahi said.

Mr Holt declined to comment.

Harford thanked Khosrowshahi in a tweet Friday.

Harford came under fire past year after the New York Times reported on racist remarks he allegedly made during a conference call with other Uber employees. "While I will greatly miss working with this incredible team on a day-to-day basis", he wrote, "I'm also looking forward to being in Seattle a bit more, where my wife and two young kids are based". That eliminates Uber's chief operating officer role.

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Uber shares that ended the formal trading day down slipped 1.2 per cent to $43.63 in after-market trades. The stock traded below its initial price of $45 (roughly Rs. 3,100) until this week.

You can read the email Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sent to emails detailing the moves here. Investors pushed out Uber's longtime chief executive in 2017, bringing in as CEO Khosrowshahi, who later added his long-time associate, Harford. Internal investigations that year led to the dismissal of more than 20 employees.

Messina's tenure at Uber lasted just nine months. Macdonald, who will lead operations, started at Uber in 2012 as a general manager in Toronto.

He cited a need for a clear and consistent "narrative" at Uber when it comes to how the company is seen by consumers, partners, policymakers, and the press as a factor in his decision to consolidate the marketing, communications, and policy teams. She had climbed the ranks at Coca-Cola Co. and at Uber, was designated one of Khosrowshahi's top executive recruits. Part of the reason for the change, Mr Khosrowshahi wrote to staff, is that "marketing is so important to our business, and our brand continues to be challenged", according to Reuters.


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