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Uber appoints former Mattel CEO Robert Eckert to board

A screen displays the company logo for Uber Technologies Inc. on the day of it's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc UBER.N said on Monday it had appointed consumer industry veteran Robert Eckert to its board as an independent director.

The ride-hailing firm said bit.ly/2UaPlps it considered Eckert's leadership experience as CEO of large global public companies including Mattel Inc MAT.O and financial expertise as a partner of FFL Partners.

Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel

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