Uber is appointing Nesté executive Wan Ling Martello to its board, according to reports from The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg.
The appointment comes as Uber battles multiple damaging scandals and prepares to release a report from former US attorney general Eric Holder into harassment and its workplace culture, amid multiple high-level executive departures.
On Sunday, the transportation firm’s board unanimously voted to accept the recommendations of the Holder Report, which is due to be released to employees on Tuesday.
The appointment of an independent board member — Wan Ling Martello — was reportedly one of its recommendations. Another is believed to be the departure of Emil Michael, a long-time confidante and right-hand man to CEO Travis Kalanick. Michael has become mired in controversy, and his exit may come as soon as Monday.
There are also reports that Kalanick is considering taking a leave of absence.
Over the last few months, Uber has been roiled by scandal after scandal. The company’s crisis began in earnest with a blog post from a former engineer accusing it of sexism, and since then there have been numerous ugly episodes emerge, from a video of Kalanick angrily berating a […]