Uber has appointed Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to be its new chief executive, a source familiar with the ride-sharing company tells NPR.
Khosrowshahi has been at the travel company Expedia for more than a decade, reports NPR's Aarti Shahani. He steps into the role at a tumultuous time, as Uber seeks to fill a leadership vacuum. Co-founder Travis Kalanick resigned under pressure in June, though he remains on the company's board.
Khosrowshahi emerged as a top candidate among two other contenders: Former General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt and Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman.
The Times adds, "the board had been leaning toward" Whitman, the other remaining candidate, their sources said. "But matters changed over the course of Sunday afternoon and the board decided on Mr. Khosrowshahi."