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Report: Uber senior vice president resigns, Nestlé exec to join board

Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Business Officer Emil Michael has informed employees that he had resigned from the company, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing a June 12 email.

Michael said that his last day was on June 11, but did not state a reason for his departure.

According to the WSJ, the resignation was believed to be related to the report by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on the company's corporate culture, where one of the recommendations included was Michael's removal.

Meanwhile, a separate report by the WSJ on June 12 said the troubled ride-hailing company is planning to appoint Nestle SA executive Wan Ling Martello, who is also on the board of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.-owned Japanese retail chain Seiyu, as its eight voting director, citing people familiar with the matter.

She also served as chief financial officer of Nestlé SA and also held the same position for Wal-Mart's international division, according to the report.

The addition of Martello to the board would reportedly be the company's third prominent female hire after a sexual harassment probe into the company resulted to executive shakeups and mass firings.