After lots speculation and cancellation of an almost sure candidate, the board of directors of Uber, which still includes the previous CEO Travis Kalanick, has voted and chosen Dara Khosrowshahi as the new CEO.
Two more people were in the running, former GE CEO Jeff Immelt and former HP CEO Meg Whitman, but Jeff Immelt withdrew his name who was in consideration for the position. He was reportedly selected anonymously, and he is the former CEO of Expedia.
Uber board recently stated that “We’re really fortunate to gain a leader with Dara’s experience, talent and vision. The Board and the Executive Leadership Team are confident that Dara is the best person to lead Uber into the future building world-class products, transforming cities, and adding value to the lives of drivers and riders around the world while continuously improving our culture and making Uber the best place to work.”
— Uber (@Uber) August 30, 2017
Bad behavior is a ghost that never leaves Uber alone, and it is very well documented for the company. It resulted in several investigations and lawsuits against the company from former employees, regulators, passengers, and drivers. The new CEO has a lot to deal with immediately following Kalanick’s June resignation, and he may lay out some of his plans in a meeting with employees tomorrow.