June 22, 2017

Uber Hires Harvard Professor to Help Embattled CEO Be a Better Leader



Travis Kalanick, the founder of Uber, photographed at BBC Broadcasting House in October 2014
By cellanr [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

It looks like Uber is making good on its promise to get leadership help for CEO Travis Kalanick, who is under fire following allegations of sexual harassment at the company.

The ride-hailing giant announced today that it has hired academic Frances Frei for its first senior vice president of leadership and strategy.

Frei, who is a professor and an associate dean at Harvard Business School , will act as a partner to HR head Liane Hornsey and report to Kalanick.

“She is uniquely qualified for this role—and we know we all have a lot to learn from her,” Uber said in a statement . “Her expertise will be invaluable […]

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