On Sunday, Uber’s board of directors met to discuss the results of former U.S. attorney Eric Holder’s report on the company’s culture. The results weren’t pretty, with Uber’s senior vice president, Emil Michael, resigning amid the company’s growing culture crisis.
The Holder report is the second of two that Uber commissioned after allegations of sexism and sexual harassment at the company surfaced in February, sparked by a blog post from Susan Fowler, a former Uber employee. The findings of the first report, which investigated 215 separate claims of harassment and bullying, were presented last week and resulted in the firing of 20 Uber employees.
On Monday, Michael sent the following email to employees:
Yesterday was my last day with Uber. Starting today, David Richter, our current VP of Strategic Initiatives, will be the new SVP of Business. David is an extremely talented leader and I have high confidence in his ability to help drive the company forward.