Emil Michael, senior vice president of business development at Uber.

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Emil Michael, senior vice president of business development at Uber.

Uber Technologies’ chief business officer, Emil Michael, may leave the company within days, NBC News reported, citing a source.

Michael, who joined the ride-hailing company in 2013, may leave Uber permanently or take a leave of absence, the source added. Michael is considered one of CEO Travis Kalanick’s closest allies.

Uber didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from CNBC.

The news comes as Uber considers recommendations from a highly anticipated report, spearheaded by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, on the company’s reportedly raucous corporate culture. It also comes on the heels of the revelation of an email Kalanick sent to employees, advising them of sex guidelines for a company party in Miami.

Holder’s review launched in February after former Uber engineer Susan Fowler published a blog post detailing what she described as sexual harassment and the lack of a suitable response by senior managers.

Uber’s board is said to be voting today on recommendations from the Holder report. A potential leave for Kalanick is also reportedly under consideration.

Reporting by Jo Kent; writing by Michael Calia. Reuters contributed to this article.

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