Dara Khosrowshahi, chief government officer of Expedia Inc., speaks in the course of the GeekWire Summit in Seattle, Washington, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. four, 2016.
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Uber, the ride-hailing firm of our future, has a brand new chief.
Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia, will now be serving as Uber's CEO, after former CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick was ousted in June following a number of controversies on the firm together with allegations of stolen proprietary expertise.
What which means for the Uber drivers and riders? Most likely nothing within the quick time period.
However for the interior operations, it means Uber, the ride-hailing app that hundreds of individuals have used, is led by somebody. As an alternative of being led by executives who had allegedly stolen medical information from a former rider, it should now be led by somebody who will, hopefully, lead the corporate ahead with out such controversial entanglements.
Khosrowshahi was a beforehand unnamed contender. However he does have spectacular credentials. He served at Expedia for greater than a decade.
Earlier than the choice, it was understood that former CEO of Normal Electrical Jeff Immelt, and Meg Whitman, previously CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, have been within the working for the Uber CEO job. However Immelt apparently dropped out Sunday, tweeting his resolution.
I've determined to not pursue a management place at Uber. I've immense respect for the corporate & founders - Travis, Garrett and Ryan.
— Jeff Immelt (@JeffImmelt) August 27, 2017
"The Board has voted and can announce the choice to the staff first," an Uber spokesperson wrote in an emailed assertion, according to Recode.
A Bloomberg reporter confirmed that Khosrowshahi accepted the job late Sunday.
Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has accepted the Uber CEO job
— Eric Newcomer (@EricNewcomer) August 28, 2017