Barber Harford, Uber's Chief Operating Officer, and Rebecca Messina, Chief Marketing Officer, step down, the company said on Friday in the company's day-to-day business. Khosrowshahi wrote in the e-mail that the heads of core Uber business should report directly to him.
"In this way, I can assist our executives in real-time problem solving while ensuring our platform vision becomes a reality," he said.
Because of this organizational change, Khosrowshahi Harford agreed with Khosrowshahi that the Chief Operating Officer's position was "no longer meaningful" and decided to leave the press and politics. "This team is led by Jill Hazelbaker, who served as senior vice president of communications and public policy prior to this shuffle, and as a result, Khosrowshahi agreed with Messina that" it makes sense to keep going. "
" There's never really a right time to announce such disposals or changes, but with the IPO I felt this was a good moment to simplify our organization and prepare for the future, "Khosrowshahi said.
The CEO said he will answer questions from staff at an all-round meeting in Washington, DC on Tuesday.
Shares of Uber in OTC trading fell more than 1
Over the years, I've learned that at each critical milestone, it's important to step back and think about how to best organize yourself for the future. Considering that we are one month after the IPO, now is one of those times and I've been discussing this issue a lot with Barney and the executive team.
We have made so much progress in the last two years, and Uber is much better off both internally and externally. I now have the opportunity to get more involved in the daily operations of our largest companies, the core platform of Rides and Eats, and have decided that they should report directly to me. In this way, I can assist our executives with problem solving in real time, while ensuring our platform vision becomes reality.
Against this background, Barney and I have agreed that the role of the COO no longer exists meaning and he has decided to leave Uber. Barney is a talented businessman, and I can not thank him enough for all of his contributions that helped us to go public and go public. Under his leadership, we have focused more on introducing our driver and driver loyalty programs. improved the customer experience by eliminating millions of errors from ContactLess100; and strengthened the critical partnership between our product / technology and business teams. Personally, I have valued his strategic mind, his analytical skills, and his tireless passion and commitment to our mission. Barney will be there for me until July 1 to help with the transition.
With this change to the COO role, I've decided to make some additional changes:
Mac, one of our best-preserved and most talented executives, will take up the Global Rides business and report to me. Mac reports to Pierre, Troy (CommOps), Gus (Safety & Insurance), Ronnie (U4B) and Mike (Product Ops). Pierre will now head International Rides and add LatAm to his remit in addition to EMEA and APAC, with George Gordon reporting to him. Sarfraz Maredia – who will take over the US and Canada rides – will continue to report to Mac, and Brooks Entwistle will temporarily head the Rides Business Development team on Mac.
Jason and the Eats team will now report directly to me. And Zhenya Lindgardt, who recently joined Uber from Boston Consulting Group, will report to me and take on a new role in platform strategy and retention. It focuses on ensuring that we optimize our platform to leverage its full growth potential and drive customer loyalty in all areas of products.
Finally, it is becoming increasingly clear that it is vital for us to have a consistent, consistent view of consumers, partners, the press and policymakers. That's why I've decided to bring together our marketing, communications and governance teams, led by Jill. Against this backdrop, Rebecca and I agreed that it makes sense for them to keep going. During Rebecca's time here, she represented our first global marketing organization and helped showcase the best aspects of our brand during our IPO. I am so thankful for her energy and her enthusiasm over the last 9 months and I wish her all the best.
Because marketing is so important to our business and our brand continues to be challenged, I've chosen to unify all of Jill's marketers in the areas of performance, product, travel, food, safety, ATG, freight, Nemo and employer brand worldwide. Jill has been instrumental in overcoming some of our toughest business challenges since joining Uber nearly four years ago. She is an excellent teambuilder and always strives to do the best for Uber. To give Jill more time for marketing, she has asked two proven executives to get involved: Matt will be in charge of global communications and Justin will be in charge of global politics. Both report to Jill.
There is never really a right time to announce retirements or changes like these, but after the IPO this was a good moment to simplify our organization and prepare for the future.
As always, I'm on Tuesday at All Hands (from our DC office) to answer your questions. Until then, I ask you to support the executives who have stood up for the company, and to give the gas!
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