Uber's Graves To Leave Operations Role Adding to Executive Shakeup

Uber's Graves To Leave Operations Role Adding to Executive Shakeup

Graves serves as senior vice president of operations at Uber and is on the executive leadership team tasked with running the business in the absence of a chief executive officer.

Uber's Ryan Graves is stepping down as SVP but will stay on the board.

Uber's executive suite is practically deserted.

Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc's head of operations, Ryan Graves, a long-time ally of former chief executive Travis Kalanick, is stepping down from his full-time job at the company, according to a copy of a letter from Graves seen by Reuters. He will remain a member of Uber's board.

Graves was Uber's first hire a little more than seven years ago. Mr. Graves was briefly Uber's chief executive in its early days before handing the reins to Mr.

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In his email to staff, Graves acknowledged that Uber itself was going through a bumpy transition, but he also framed the company's recent fall from grace as an opportunity to turn things around.

"So, why now? Well, there is no great time for a move like this one", Graves wrote in the email, according to Recode. "It's clear to me the stability of our board of directors, the selection of our new CEO, and the empowerment of our management team is what is needed most".

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