Uber’s Business Senior Vice President (SVP), Emil Michael has left the company, joining a list of an increasing number of executives that have parted ways with the ride-hailing app.
Emil’s departure was one of the recommendations set before Uber’s board of directors in a meeting held at the company’s office over the weekend. He was reportedly pressured to resign and gained a bit of notoriety on account of his tough stance on journalists that seemed to be writing unfavorable stories on Uber.
Michael has played one of the most pivotal of roles in the company, being personally responsible for bringing in investors and also making major acquisitions such as the self-driving truck startup Otto. He was Travis Kalanick’s second in command.
Travis himself is facing a lot of heat, still deciding whether or not to take a temporary leave of absence from Uber.