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Uber picks Expedia head Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO

 

Uber’s board of directors has picked Dara Khosrowshahi to be the company’s next CEO, according to Recodeand the New York Times, filling the spot that was vacated by Travis Kalanick back in June. Khosrowshahi comes from Expedia where he has been CEO since 2005. The board met throughout the weekend, and was choosing between Khosrowshahi and Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman. The choice ends nearly two months of constant speculation, as well as reported meddling by Kalanick, who still maintains a seat on Uber’s board. Khosrowshahi came to Expedia by way of IAC, the conglomerate of brands that now includes everything from Ask.com to Tinder. Expedia was originally part of IAC’s travel vertical, but was spun out in 2005, with……

 

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