String of high profile exits from Uber continue as president Jeff Jones quits

String of high profile exits from Uber continue as president Jeff Jones quits

Last month, an Uber employee wrote a blog post denouncing Uber for not taking action against cases of sexual harassment. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION San Francisco, CA, United States Mar 20, 2017, 03.12 PM (IST)

Cab-hailing major Uber received another jolt as president Jeff Jones resigned from the company.

Jones is the latest to quit the company after a string of high profile exits including that of Amit Singhal who was asked to resign because of a sexual harassment allegation against him in his previous job at Alphabet Inc's Google.

Technology news site Recode was the first to report about Jones' departure.

The reason behind his resignation is not known but it is believed that recent controversies at the company which have put a question mark on its corporate governance could well be the reason.

Last month, an Uber employee wrote a blog post denouncing Uber for not taking action against cases of sexual harassment.

After that, a Bloomberg video showed the company's chief executive, Travis Kalanick berating a driver with the company who complained about cut in rates paid to drivers. The incident forced Kalanick to issue a public apology.

(WION with inputs from Reuters)

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The immediate reasons behind his exit were not known

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