Uber makes CEO pick official, Kalanick makes first comment
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Uber's board of directors this evening sent an email to company employees, saying that it voted unanimously to name current Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as its next CEO. Khosrowshahi is expected to be at Uber headquarters in San Francisco tomorrow for an all-hands meetings, where he will answer employee questions. He also is expected to soon spend time with Uber drivers.
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- Well wishes: Former CEO Travis Kalanick also weighed in this evening, saying that he "couldn't be happier to pass the torch to such an inspiring leader."
Here is the Uber board email:
We are delighted to announce that Uber's Board has voted unanimously to appoint Dara Khosrowshahi to be our new CEO.
Below is Kalanick's statement:
"I am excited to welcome Dara Khosrowshahi as Uber's next CEO. With a deep passion for team building, Dara grew Expedia into one of the world's most successful travel and technology platforms. Casting a vote for the next chief executive of Uber was a big moment for me and I couldn't be happier to pass the torch to such an inspiring leader."