Uber, Barney Harford to join Uber as Chief Operating Officer starting from Jan 2018.
Uber technologies inc. is a global transportation technology company. Its headquarter is in San Francisco, California. The year 2017 was not a good year for the Company. Starting from 2017 there were reports of a number of scandals in the Company that led to a void in the top management. Washington Post Reported six vacant position in October. Vacant position included CFO, General counsel, chief diversity officer, Chief marketing officer, general counsel, and senior vice president of engineering.
Starting from Jan 2, 2018, Barney Harford would be joining as Chief Operating Officer. He was working with the Company as an advisor since October 2017. In 1999, Current Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and Harford used to work together at Expedia. Harford was CEO of a travel fare aggregator called Orbitz.
Khosrowshahi appointed Tony West Chief Legal Officer in October. Tony West is former Pepsi executive. The next priority for the company is to fill CFO role.