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New Uber CEO Khosrowshahi a savvy dealmaker, very different from Kalanick

Khosrowshahi is a strong recruiter and will help attract the executive talent that Uber needs

Reuters  |  San Francisco 

Dara Khosrowshahi may have been the compromise choice for Uber Technologies Inc's new chief executive. But for a bitterly divided board of directors at a dysfunctional yet highly innovative company, compromise may be what Uber needs. Khosrowshahi, the 48-year-old CEO of online travel booking company Expedia Inc, is a friendly and steady hand, a savvy dealmaker, a committed defender of diversity and vocal critic of U.S. President Donald Trump, according to those who know him. Under his watch, Expedia has become the largest online travel agency by bookings, making a number ...

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First Published: Tue, August 29 2017. 08:52 IST