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Uber's search for new CEO hampered by deep split on board

Jockeying between factions has put billions of dollars on the line as Uber board fights over control

Mike Isaac | NYT 

Some members of Uber’s eight-person board were excited about the idea of Meg Whitman becoming the ride-hailing company’s next chief executive. Ms Whitman, the chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and a former leader of eBay, appeared to have many of the right traits for the job: experience, maturity, a level head — the kind of qualities that Travis Kalanick, the Uber co-founder who stepped down as chief executive last month, mostly lacked. She had even personally invested in the company in the past. Over the past few weeks, Ms Whitman met with several ...

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First Published: Tue, August 01 2017. 08:39 IST