01 November 2017 at 07:45 BST

PepsiCo general counsel exits for Uber

Tony West joins the troubled company saying a culture of compliance will be one of his top priorities.

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Uber has appointed Tony West as its chief legal officer to replace Sally Yoo. Mr West was previously general counsel at PepsiCo and earlier served at the Department of Justice where he worked as an associate attorney general under Eric Holder. Mr West has also served a litigation partner at San Francisco's Morrison & Foerster. He told the Washington Post that he was clear-eyed about the challenges ahead. 'I’m not the first to recognise that the company over-indexed on growth without putting in the appropriate guardrails,' he said.  'Fostering a culture of compliance is going to be one of my top priorities.'  The company is currently facing a high profile intellectual property theft suit, five federal criminal probes and a number of other lawsuits.

Ethical companies

Commenting on his tenure at PepsiCo, chair and CEO of the company, INdra Nooyi said: 'Over the last three years, Tony has greatly advanced our commitment to being one of the world's most ethical companies, strengthened our public policy and government affairs function, and demonstrated an unshakeable commitment to diversity. He is also a good person, deeply committed to making the world a better place, and we wish him all the best on this next endeavor.'  


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