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Uber CEO Kalanick to take leave of absence, says needs to be better leader

Decision comes close on the heels of questions being raised about the company's work culture

AP | PTI  |  San Francisco 

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will take a leave of absence for an unspecified period and let his leadership team run the troubled ride-hailing company while he's gone. Kalanick told employees about his decision today in a memo. He says he needs time off to grieve for his mother, who died in a May boating accident. He also says he's responsible for the company's current situation and needs to become a better leader. The announcement comes as former US Attorney Eric Holder released a list of recommendations to improve Uber's toxic culture. He recommended that ...

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 09:00 IST
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