Change may finally be coming to Uber.
The ridesharing giant is reportedly parting ways with Emil Michael, the company’s chief business officer and the right-hand man of CEO Travis Kalanick, according to the Wall Street Journal. There’s also talk of Kalanick taking a leave of absence.
Uber did not immediately respond to Mashable’s request for comment.
Kalanick’s full-on removal has been the topic of debate between investors and reporters like our own Lance Ulanoff, and even a leave of absence would be a significant development for the embattled exec. Kalanick has since the early days of Uber been the company’s figurehead and while not its first, its longest-running CEO. He’s been heralded by many for his business acumen, and many of Uber’s 13,000 employees fondly call him by his nickname “TK.” Read more…