Uber general counsel Tony West wasn’t always so rosy about his outlook on the ride-hailing company.
In 2017, West recalled saying to a colleague “Man, I’m glad I’m not the GC of that company.”
That all changed after a steak dinner with current CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Now he’s the company’s top lawyer.
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In early 2017, Tony West, then the general counsel for Pepsi, had just finished a meeting with a member of his staff when he noticed a New York Times issue on the table of his office.
On the front page, above the fold, was a damning exposé: “Uber’s Culture of Gutsiness Under Review,” a headline read. The 1,400-word story would mark the beginning of a massive shift on Uber’s part from scrappy startup gearing for astronomical growth to a publicly traded, global entity.
For West, it would catalyze a career change, one that even he wasn’t aware of at the time.
“I remember finishing that article and tossing the paper on my table and saying to say to my colleague: ‘Man, I’m glad I’m not the GC of that company, they’ve got some real problems,'” West told the New York Stock Exchange’s “Inside …read more
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