Expedia names a new CEO as Dara Khosrowshahi heads to Uber

Driverless Uber gets driver at last, Expedia's boss Dara Khosrowshahi

"What got us here is not what's going to get us to the next level", Khosrowshahi said, according to a tweet from Uber.

The San Francisco-based company, which has been run by a 14-person executive committee, is ready for a single leader again.

"I have to tell you that I'm scared", he wrote in a note to Expedia staff. I've been here at Expedia for so long that I've forgotten what life is like outside this place.

Uber will likely see the appointment as a significant step towards cleaning up the company's image, which has been tarred over the past year by allegations of systemic sexism and anti-competitive practices.

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On Aug. 24, Shervin Pishevar and Stephen Russell, early investors in the company, filed a motion to intervene in Benchmark's complaint against Mr. Kalanick, claiming that the venture capital firm was trying "to unscrupulously gain control of Uber's board of directors and the Company at the expense of other investors for little more than the cost of a lawsuit". He took over Expedia in 2005 and became the highest-paid CEO in 2015 when the worldwide travel aggregator awarded him a $94.6 million salary for signing a long-term agreement.

As Uber's new CEO, Khosrowshahi will face a big job, including repairing the company's internal culture, navigating legal battles, and reducing its financial losses.

Along those lines, Khosrowshahi said recruiting top talent would be a priority.

The public revelation that HPE boss Meg Whitman was in the running for the Uber CEO job means her tenure at the vendor will soon end, one analyst suggests.

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"We have no indication he is leaving Expedia", said Dave McNamee, a spokesman for Expedia.

Kalanick frequently recounts how the idea behind Uber was born, when he and a colleague were attending a technology conference in Paris in 2008 and failed to find a taxi on a cold night. Khosrowshahi inherits a laundry load of challenges, including dealing with an ongoing lawsuit with Waymo as well as addressing sexual harassment issues internally following a major investigation.

Uber's largest shareholder, Benchmark, is suing Kalanick for fraud, accusing him of hiding numerous company's problems when he requested the power to appoint new board seats. On Sunday, Uber's board, which includes Arianna Huffington and, approved Khosrowshahi as the company's next CEO. Bloomberg sources told the publication that he is on the shortlist too. And I can look forward to Uber and know that I will make a difference, hopefully for the better.

The new CEO will have his work cut out for him, though. The startup reported losing $645 million in a single quarter.

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