The chief executive of Expedia, Dara Khosrowshahi is chosen as the new head of Uber. The new leader is coming from a slightly different field and might have to work hard to catch the detailing of ride or taxi business.
According to the Washington Post News :The move comes after a weekend of frantic meetings with two other final candidates, Meg Whitman, chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprises, and Jeff Immelt, the departing chief executive of GE. Immelt made it clear the job would not be his in a tweet Sunday. And a divided board shifted between Whitman and Khosrowshahi throughout the weekend, the people said, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private meetings.
Khosrowshahi a Iranian-American who has run Expedia since 2005, was an unexpected and lesser-known choice; his interest in the position was largely kept secret until today. The agreement came together only in the last few days, such that even family members and friends close to Khosrowshahi were surprised by the news.