Dara Khosrowshahi, currently Expedia's CEO, told news outlets on Tuesday that he plans to accept the job as Uber's next chief executive. On Sunday evening, the ride-hailing company's board of directors offered him the position after a contentious search (HPE's Meg Whitman and GE's Jeff Immelt were the other finalists).
"It's definitely the opportunity of a lifetime," he told Bloomberg, adding that the company also has challenges he'll have to navigate. As for his new relationship with Uber co-founder, ex-CEO and current board member Travis Kalanick, Khosrowshahi called it "budding." "I think there's mutual respect there," he told the Wall Street Journal.