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Who is Dara Khosrowshahi?

By Chennabasaveshwar

The taxi-aggregator Uber Technologies has voted to appoint Expedia Inc. Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO after Travis Kalanick resigned in late June.

Dara Khosrowshahi

Th tumultuous nine-week search for the coveted post came to an end as the Uber Inc board chose Mr. Khosrowshahi, who has been at the helm of Expedia since 2005, reports Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

Who is Dara Khosrowshahi?

  • Dara Khosrowshahi is an Iranian-American businessman and the CEO of Expedia, Inc.
  • He was born on May 28, 1969 in Tehran.
  • Family moved to US after Iranian revolution of late-1970s
  • Khosrowshahi has a B.A. in electrical engineering from Brown University (1991).
  • He has Been chief executive of Expedia since 2005
  • Before joining Expedia, Khosrowshahi served as the CEO of IAC Travel.
  • Worked at Allen & Company from 1991 to 1998, and as its vice president from 1995 to 1998.
  • He supported a lawsuit against president Donald Trumps' executive order banning people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.
  • Khosrowshahi, himself an Iranian immigrant, he had sent an email to the company's employees condemning President Trump's executive order.
  • Mr. Khosrowshahi said 1,000 Expedia customers were affected by the ban.
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