Uber’s board of directors has never been more important. Eight of the company’s top 13 executives have departed, including CEO Travis Kalanick. That puts the onus on the board to steer the ship.
But to do that, directors will have to overcome differences in agendas and loyalties. And they will have to get to know each other. Three of its eight directors who have voting rights joined within the past few weeks, following the resignations of two longtime directors who represented outside shareholders, Bill Gurley and David Bonderman. (See our updated Uber organization chart here.)