Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will not be returning, co-founder says

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will not be returning, co-founder says

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will not be returning, co-founder says

Former Uber boss Travis Kalanick has hired a high-powered NY consultancy to rehabilitate his image amid reports that he is plotting a comeback just six weeks after resigning in ignominy.

Despite reports and rumors of former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick trying to make its way back to the company, Uber co-founder and board member Garrett Camp says otherwise, Recode reports.

"It's time for a new chapter", he reportedly wrote. "Despite rumors I'm sure you've seen in the news, Travis is not returning as CEO. we are committed to hiriring a new world class CEO to lead Uber". Still, in June, Recode reported that Uber employees were circulating a petition internally asking the board to allow Kalanick to stay at the company. Kalanick, who co-founded the firm in 2009, resigned as Uber's CEO in June after a group of top investors demanded an immediate change in leadership. The common denominator to Uber's problem, at least as several reports put it, was Kalanick's attitude and, more specifically, his approach to dealing with employees or handling his business.

Clearly, Kalanick will not be making a comeback to the company he helped found. Among them - and perhaps a frontrunner - was Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) chief Meg Whitman.

Kalanick was ousted as CEO of the ride-hailing company earlier this year, but in the past few weeks, his name had been tied to the company's current look for a replacement. This comes amid reports that Softbank is looking to invest in the company, as well as purchase shares from existing shareholders.

"Uber must evolve and mature as we improve our culture and practices, to achieve our mission of bringing mobility to everyone", he continued. Thank you for all your hard work.

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