Uber's first employee Ryan Graves is stepping down

Ryan Graves, Uber’s first employee and a confidante of ex CEO Travis Kalanick, is stepping aside from his operational role at the $US69 billion ride-sharing company, reports CNBC. Graves will remain on Uber’s board of directors.

Gizmodo’s Kate Conger obtained a copy of the company-wide memo apparently sent by Graves to announce his new role, which you can read below.

 Uber did not immediately respond to a request for comment. This story is developing, refresh your browser for updates.

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