Uber’s top engineer is leaving the ride-hailing giant as the coronavirus throws its core taxi business into turmoil (UBER)
- Uber’s chief technology officer, Thuan Pham, has resigned effective May 16, the company said Tuesday.
- Pham, who joined the company in 2013, was one of the last remaining executives hired by ousted founder Travis Kalanick.
- The Information reported that Uber was planning to lay off up to 5,400 people to save costs as its core ride-hailing business is decimated by stay-at-home orders around the world.
- An Uber representative said the company is looking at “every possible scenario” for weathering the crisis.
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Uber’s chief technology officer and longest-serving executive, Thuan Pham, has resigned effective May 16, the company said Tuesday, as it reportedly mulls further cost-cutting to weather the coronavirus pandemic.
“While the work is never done, I feel comfortable hanging up my hat at a time when the Uber Engineering team is at peak productivity, we have built robust system scale and stability, and are well prepared to face the future,” he said in a press release filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. “This has been a labor of love for me, and I am so proud of what we have done as a team.”
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