David Bonderman left the Board of Directors Uber after comments about women

© AP Photo / Eric Risberg office of the company Uber. Archival photoDavid Bonderman left the Board of Directors Uber after comments about women© AP Photo / Eric Risberg

American billionaire and one of the founders of TPG Capital David Bonderman resigned from the Board of Directors of the online taxi service Uber after a comment about women that he made yesterday, the newspaper New York Times.

According to the newspaper, during a meeting in the company of one of the members of the Board of Directors Arianna Huffington said that if the company management appears a woman, it usually means the further expansion of the Council through the fairer sex.

In response Bonderman said it rather means that the Board will have more «conversations». According to sources, a similar allusion to the talkativeness of women has caused a strong reaction of the employees of the company.

Later, the billionaire apologized for his comment. He recalled that Uber is working culture in the company that can be proud of.

«I must adhere to the same standards that we ask you to take Uber. So I decided to leave the Board of Directors Uber, starting tomorrow morning,» the newspaper quoted Bonderman.

«I appreciate what David is doing the right thing for Uber in this time of critical cultural change in the company,» said Arianna Huffington, commenting on the act of a billionaire.

Earlier it was reported that Uber has dismissed 20 employees after an independent investigation of allegations of sexual harassment. In total, the company received 215 complaints.

Uber — service transport, allowing you to order a private taxi. The company was established in 2009, its headquarters is located in San Francisco.

Currently, Uber is available in more than hundred cities of the world. The company receives from the taxi Commission of 20% on each call.