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Did Uber Miss the Mark in Hiring 'Miracle Worker' Dara Khosrowshahi?

After a two-month search, the ride-hailing company has reportedly selected Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to become its next CEO.


The Street | August 28, 2017



The Street article, “Did Uber Miss the Mark in Hiring 'Miracle Worker' Dara Khosrowshahi?” quoted Russell Reynolds Associates Consultant Nada Usina about the challenges Uber's next CEO may face. The article is excerpted below. 

Uber Technologies Inc. has reportedly chosen Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer of online travel company Expedia Inc. (EXPE) , to succeed Travis Kalanick at the helm. While Khosrowshahi has had a tremendous run at Expedia, one analyst said the appointment represents a missed opportunity for the ride-hailing company.

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"Every organization develops its own culture, and in this, still a very young organization, any leader coming in will likely see tremendous opportunity to shape and define the culture going forward," said Nada Usina, member of the CEO/Board Service Practice at executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates.

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Did Uber Miss the Mark in Hiring 'Miracle Worker' Dara Khosrowshahi?