Uber’s president resigns, saying beliefs were ‘inconsistent’ to company leadership

Though the ride-sharing service’s chief executive kept his remarks close to his vest in a public statement, he told staff it was ‘unfortunate that [it] was announced through the press.’

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The ride-hailing company that seems to be a magnet for controversy has lost its president: Jeff Jones recently handed in his resignation.

In his wake, he questioned the company’s leadership and direction, saying this in a statement to Recode:

I joined Uber because of its Mission, and the challenge to build global capabilities that would help the company mature and thrive long-term.

It is now clear, however, that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber, and I can no longer continue as president of the ride sharing business.

There are thousands of amazing people at the company, and I truly wish everyone well.

Uber’s chief executive, Travis Kalanick, gave a tight-lipped public statement:

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