Dara Khosrowshahi: who is the man chosen as Uber’s next CEO? | Technology | The Guardian

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The man designated as Uber’s new chief executive left Tehran for the US aged nine on the eve of the Iranian revolution, and became a driving force behind the success of the online travel company Expedia. Dara Khosrowshahi, who was chosen ahead of Meg Whitman, the chief executive of HP Enterprise, and the former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, is expected to join the ride-hailing company after 12 years at the helm of Expedia, during which time it made a series of acquisitions and took on a dominant role in the travel industry. In an internal memo seen by Reuters, Expedia’s chairman, Barry Diller, said nothing had been finalised, but “having extensively discussed this with Dara I believe it is his intention to accept” the Uber post. Khosrowshahi, 48, emerged as a surprise appointment after a two-month search by Uber to replace its co-founder Travis Kalanick, who resigned after a string of controversies. Read All Comments: http://www.comentarismo.com/news/theguardiandara-khosrowshahi-who-is-the-man-chosen-as-ubers-next-ceo-technology-the-guardian

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