Uber, Reeling From Controversies, Loses Another Executive


Ubers top executive for communications has left the beleaguered fellowship, sustaining a beckon of turnover in the highest ranks.

Rachel Whetstones divergence as head of communications was announced in an email Tuesday to employees from CEO Travis Kalanick.

In 2015, Whetstone left Google to become the ride-hailing apps senior vice president of programme and communications.

I am unbelievably proud of the team that weve constructed and that just as when I left Google, a strong and luminous maid will be taking my situate, Whetsone said in a statement Tuesday. I participated Uber because I enjoy the produce and that passion is as strong today as it was when I booked my very first ride six years ago.

Whetstones departure stops during a tumultuous go for the ride-hailing app, and Recode reportedthat perhaps she did not want to handle the barrage of bad publicity.

The company is under scrutiny after The New York Times reportedthat officials positioned software that provided misleading data about goes to government regulators.

And the behavior of Kalanick himself has led to bad notoriety for Uber.

I must essentially change as a ruler and grow up, Kalanick wrote after video emerged in February showing the CEO reviling an Uber driver .

There have been a series of leavings from the grades of Uber directors in recent months as well. President Jeff Jones resigned last month while another senior vice president was pressured out in February over failing to disclose to corporate officials that he had been investigated for sexual harassment while working at Google.

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