News: Uber’s Co-founder, Garrett Camp steps down from the board of directors

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Uber’s Co-founder, Garrett Camp steps down from the board of directors

As per his post on Medium, he will be switching to the board observer's role where he will be spearheading the product strategy for Uber.
Uber’s Co-founder, Garrett Camp steps down from the board of directors

The Canadian billionaire, Garrett Camp who co-founded the ride-hailing giant, Uber has decided to step down from the board of directors. The announcement came in yesterday through a post by him on Medium

As per the post, he will be switching to the board observer's role where he will be spearheading the product strategy for Uber. Camp wrote: "I’ve learned a lot, and realized that I’m most helpful when focused on product strategy & design, and this is where I’d like to focus going forward.”

“I will continue to work with Dara [Khosrowshahi, Uber CEO] and the product and technology leadership teams to brainstorm new ideas, iterate on plans and designs, and continue to innovate at scale,” he adds. “We have a strong and diverse team in place, and I’m confident everyone will navigate well during these turbulent times.”

Camp is a tech pro. He co-founded the web 2.0 recommendation engine, StumbleUpon. He also came up with a startup studio and incubator, Expa Studios and Expa Labs — which has spawned startups like Haus. In his recent assignment More recently he’s been working on a cryptocurrency, Eco.

Uber’s other co-founder, Travis Kalanick, who had been forced out of the CEO role in 2017 following a shareholder revolt by prominent investors of controversy around Uber’s toxic workplace culture had also left the company board entirely at the end of last year.

Last year, Ryan Graves — Uber’s first employee and first CEO — also left the board, shortly after the IPO.

 

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