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Uber hires ex-Expedia HR chief

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Uber has hired Nikki Krishnamurthy, formerly of Expedia, as its new head of human resources.

Why it matters: Leading Uber's HR efforts is undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges at the company, as shown in its string of controversies over the last year. Former HR chief Liane Hornsey resigned in July reportedly after complaints over her handling of discrimination allegations. Krishnamurthy is the third exec from Expedia now at Uber, along with CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and COO Barney Harford.

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