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After 6 months, Uber president set to leave embattled company

After 6 months, Uber president set to leave embattled company

After 6 months, Uber president set to leave embattled company

Jeff Jones Uber president is leaving the ride-hailing company after just six months on the job, the company confirmed on Sunday.

Jones said his leadership approach was “inconsistent” with what he saw at Uber and his departure marks the latest in a series of executive resignations in recent months as Uber continues to deal with a flurry of controversies ranging from sexual harassment allegations to revelations of a secret tool used to thwart law enforcement.

“We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best,” the San Francisco-based company said in a statement.

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In the statement to Recode, that broke the news, Jones said, “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,” Jones told Recode.

Prior to joining Uber in October 2016, Jones oversaw Target’s marketing division during and after the company suffered a massive data breach in late 2013.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick confirmed Jones’ departure in an email to staff saying he made “an important impact on the company” during his brief tenure.

He added that Jones came to the decision after Uber recently announced its search for a new chief operating officer to help him run the company.

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