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Little name recognition, little baggage: why Uber chose Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO

Little name recognition, little baggage: why Uber chose Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO

In its search for a new chief executive, Uber’s board of directors could have chosen a leader with national name recognition and decades of experience at the helm of some of the world's best-known companies — someone like Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman or departing General Electric chief Jeff Immelt.

Instead, it selected Dara Khosrowshahi, the understated chief executive of online travel booking company Expedia.

It’s a surprising choice, but one many industry analysts and investors say makes sense for a company eager to move beyond the brash leadership...

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