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Uber president quits: reports

Uber president Jeff Jones is quitting his post at the technology company, Recode first reported on Sunday.

The ride-sharing company confirmed the news to Recode. Sources told the news outlet that Jones determined the current conditions at Uber were “ problematic than he realized.”

In a statement to Recode, Jones said “the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber, and I can no longer continue as president of the ride sharing business.

The news of his departure comes after a series of scandals for Uber in 2017.

Uber CEO Travis Kalnick in February apologized after video emerged of him arguing with an Uber driver. That same month, a former engineer wrote a blog post describing experiences with sexual harassment during her time a the company. Kalnick also came under fire for a brief tenure on President Trump’s business advisory council. 

Uber announced Jones’ hire in August of 2016, according to the company’s website.

Updated 7:41 p.m.  

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