Travis Kalanick, the ousted Uber chief, has hired Teneo Holdings, which bills itself as a "global CEO advisory firm," according to a report in Recode.

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Ireland-born Declan Kelly, former Financial Dynamics CEO, FTI Consulting executive VP, US Economic Envoy to Northern Ireland and Hillary Clinton confidante, co-founded Teneo with Doug Band, ex-counselor to President Clinton and former chief fundraiser for the Clinton Global Initiative.

They have built an advisory panel of luminaries including Jim Hoge, ex-New York Daily News publisher and editor of Foreign Affairs; Brian Mulroney, former Canadian prime minister; Harvey Pitt, ex-Securities and Exchange Commission chief; Raymond Odierno, retired US Army general; George Mitchell, former US Senator from Maine, and Ursula Burns, ex-Xerox chief.

That expertise may come in handy for Kalanick, especially in light of today's report that Uber knowingly leased unsafe cars to drivers in Singapore in 2016 to build market share.