Thuan Pham – chief technology officer of Uber Technologies Inc. has resigned, effective 16 May, the ride-hailing firm stated in a regulatory filing on Tuesday.
Mr. Pham had joined Uber in 2013 and is amongst the most chief executives at the company. Mr. Pham’s departure is coming at a critical time for Uber as the stay-at-home command around the globe severely shortened demand for its services.
Information reported on Tuesday stated that Uber is also planning to trim around 20 percent of its staff because of the global pandemic. As claimed by the report, the layoffs could cause over 5,400 of Uber’s 27,000 staff members to lose their jobs.
Further, the report stated that the employee reduction has not been concluded yet, but could be declared in phases in the coming weeks.
Mr. Pham is leaving as the 3800 people Uber engineering group could cut around almost 800 people in the next few weeks under suggested job cuts mentioned in the report. A spokesperson from the firm stated,“The company is looking at every possible scenario to ensure we get to the other side of this crisis in a stronger position than ever,”.