Anne Finucane, a top executive at Bank of America, is under consideration for the chief executive job at the ride-sharing service Uber, according to a media report.
Finucane, vice chairman at B of A and one of American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Banking, directs company interactions with U.S. and global organizations such as the White House and the World Economic Forum. She also oversees the bank’s environmental, social and governance efforts and is the chair of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.
Uber is considering hiring a woman as CEO to help the company move past recent sexual discrimination and harassment allegations, Axios reported, citing unnamed sources.
Bank of America declined to comment. Uber did not respond to requests for comment.
Travis Kalanick resigned as CEO of Uber last month after he came under pressure from investors following allegations of widespread workplace sexual harassment and discrimination, an intellectual property lawsuit and a federal investigation into Uber’s use of technology to help drivers evade local law enforcement sting operations.
Uber is headquartered in San Francisco, and Finucane, who has worked at B of A for more than 20 years, is based in Boston.
Finucane would offer an intriguing skill set to Uber. For one, she’s in charge of positioning B of A for future success, including outreach to millennials.
Uber itself has become a fintech innovator. The company has formed partnerships with payments companies like Green Dot to allow its drivers to get paid instantly. Perhaps more significantly, it has tested self-driving cars, which are seen as a precursor to more advanced and connected vehicles that will be able to authorize payments on behalf of the vehicle’s owner.