Uber has received another jolt as president Jeff Jones resigned from the company after less than six months. Jones joined as Uber president in September last year. Before joining the ride hailing firm he served as chief marketing officer of retail giant Target.
Citing a source at the taxi booking app, the BBC reported that the resignation was completely unexpected.
Jones was reported to be unhappy with the company’s move to appoint a new chief operating officer and that he was not among the candidates.
Uber said in a statement: “We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best.”
Jones joins a list of top executives who left Uber recently. Engineering executive Amit Singhal was asked to resign after failing to disclose a sexual harassment allegation from his earlier job at Google.
Earlier this month, Uber’s vice president of product and growth Ed Baker stepped down after more than three years at the company.
Bloomberg reported that Brian McClendon, Uber’s vice president responsible for mapping programme, is also leaving the company to return to his hometown in Kansas.
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