We’re excited to announce that Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei is joining Uber as SVP Leadership & Strategy, reporting to our CEO Travis Kalanick.

Frances will act as a partner to our Chief Human Resources Officer Liane Hornsey, and to the executive leadership team at large, in some critical areas including: company strategy and planning; organizational transformation and design; management and leadership; coaching, supporting and developing a world-class leadership team; and articulating and helping to architect and adapt our cultural philosophy.

Frances has spent many hours together over the last few months with our leadership team and many of our employees, so she understands our company: who we are and where we are going. As one of the world’s most respected authorities on organizational transformation (you can check out her accomplishments here), she is uniquely qualified for this role—and we know we all have a lot to learn from her. Her expertise will be invaluable to the company as we take on the next chapter.