Uber appoints Barney Harford as chief operating officer
Uber’s new appointment comes as the ride-hailing firm faces allegations of sexual harassment, data privacy violations, and a criminal investigation over alleged trade-secrets theft.business Updated: Dec 20, 2017 22:18 IST
Uber Technologies Inc said on Wednesday that the ride-hailing firm has appointed Barney Harford as chief operating officer, as the company looks to fill positions left vacant after key staff quit in recent months.
Harford, a former chief executive officer of online travel website Orbitz, will join Uber on January 2, Uber said in a statement.
Uber is facing a host of problems, including allegations of sexual harassment, data privacy violations, and a criminal investigation over alleged trade-secrets theft.
New CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who replaced co-founder Travis Kalanick in August, has been critical of past practices and vowed a new era of compliance.