The $69 billion company also hired well-regarded academic at Harvard Business School Frances Frei to be its SVP of leadership and strategy, as well as former Apple marketing executive Bozoma Saint John to be its first chief brand officer.
Stepping down as CEO, even temporarily, would be a major setback for Kalanick, who founded the company in 2009 and has been running it ever since - despite mounting criticism over the hard-charging office environment he helped create.
In one of the complaints, an Uber executive obtained the medical records of a rape victim in India, who was found by a court to have been assaulted by her Uber driver, and showed them to people at Uber, according to Recode, the tech news site.
Uber did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Alexander's handling of the situation was among the more than 200 claims reported to two law firms which were conducting the investigations into widespread management issues at the company, the report said. Kalanick and other execs reportedly suspected the incident was a sabotage attempt orchestrated by a rival. The former employee said Uber suffered from a chaotic companywide culture of sexism and unprofessional business practices that had serious work-flow consequences, including the abandonment of projects and altered objectives.
Privately valued at almost $70 billion, Uber operates in hundreds of cities around the world. Uber has also been accused of aggressively using tax loopholes.
Can the board oust Kalanick?
Perkins Coie said there are 31 employees in counseling or training, while seven received written warnings from the company.
Some of the recommendations in Holder's firm's report would force greater controls on spending, human resources and other areas where executives led by Kalanick have had a surprising amount of autonomy for a company with more than 12,000 employees, one person familiar with the matter said. Kalanick would either return in a role besides CEO or come back as CEO with fewer responsibilities and more oversight. The upcoming board meeting comes at a bad moment of personal tragedy for Kalanick - last month, his mother was killed in a boating accident, which also left his father gravely ill.