Uber seemed to have discovered a fresh hand to stable the wheel at its smartphone-driven service, which has slipped from one storm to another.
Uber has still to verify reports that Dara Khosrowshahi will reinstate exiled Travis Kalanick as chief at the startup situated in San Francisco. On the other hand, Barry Diller, the Board Chairman of Expedia, seemed to confirm the selection in a filing with the Exchange and Securities Commission. “As you almost certainly by now know that Dara Khosrowshahi has been requested to head Uber,” claims a copy of a letter to Expedia workers from Expedia board chairman comprised in a filing from SEC.
“Nothing has been still finalized, but having lengthily conversed this with Dara. I believe it is his purpose to understand.” Expedia and Uber did not answer to media requests for answers. Khosrowshahi is recognized as a knowledgeable top executive, to support for women getting leadership chances as well as equal pay, and eager to speak his mind. His latest post on Twitter condemns Donald Trump, the U.S. President, for his reply to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that became lethal.
“I keep waiting for the instant when our President will go up to the potential of his office and he becomes unsuccessful, constantly,” Khosrowshahi claimed in the tweet, which comprised a story link about the controversy of the Trump. Born in Iran, Khosrowshahi as a child shifted to the U.S. with his family and turned out to be a citizen here. Shares of Expedia have jumped more than 5-fold throughout the 12 Years and Khosrowshahi has been head of the Internet travel services company.
Whoever becomes the in-charge of Uber will encounter challenges comprising conflicts with taxi operators and regulators, a competitive company background, and board members arguing with sponsors over Kalanick. Kalanick was the head of Uber, taking an idea and turning it into the most valuable venture-supported tech company in the world. But his freewheeling management style and brash personality made him an asset as well as a liability to the international ridesharing major, and he stepped down in June as a chief executive.