Uber is acting more like a startup these days.
For the past two and a half months, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has been doing two jobs at once—overseeing the ride-hailing company while also serving as chief product officer. One of his deputies, strategic finance chief Dennis Cinelli, for months also has been running Uber’s electric bike and scooter rental arm. And Uber’s Europe and Asia business chief, Pierre Dimitri Gore-Coty, just moved to oversee Uber Eats, meaning Uber must find someone else to lead those big regions.
As executives juggle multiple responsibilities, some employees are worried that drawn-out vacancies and a lack of succession planning in a few key roles is taking a toll, several managers at the company said. Four of Khosrowshahi’s direct reports have departed since last June. Uncertainty tied to coronavirus could add to the strain. The Information’s updated Uber org chart, which includes the top 100 or so managers at the company, reflects the latest changes to the executive lineup. One notable arrival is that of customer engagement and business strategy chief Zhenya Lindgardt, who has been involved in the development of an “Uber for kids” service for transporting unaccompanied children, according to a person with knowledge of the proposed product, which hasn’t been previously reported.