SAN FRANCISCO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Uber has selected Expedia Inc. chief executive officer Dara Khosrowshahi as the company’s new CEO, according to a report released Sunday night by Recode.
Earlier in the day, General Electric chairman Jeff Inmelt dropped out of the running for the position and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. CEO Meg Whitman had expressed she was not interested in the job following speaking to the board of directors Saturday.
Khosrowshahi was the unnamed third candidate, according to the report. However, Uber has yet to confirm the news and Khosrowshahi hasn’t officially accepted the job.
Recode stated in their report that “the Board has voted and will announce the decision to the employees first,” according to an Uber spokesperson they interviewed.
Uber has been without a CEO since founder and CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down in June following shareholder revolts over a series of scandals.
Khosrowshahi has been chief executive of Expedia since 2005.
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