Former GE CEO says he won't run Uber

Timeline Uber's management crisis

All of the problems caused co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick to step down from the leadership post in June, leaving the job vacant.

Whitman was perhaps the most sought-after of the many female candidates for the Uber job, all of whom had either withdrew their applications or been ruled out.

And, in keeping with the cup full of insane modus operandi, about 30 minutes ago, in a statement, an Uber board spokesperson said: "The Board has voted and will announce the decision to the employees first". However, Whitman has publicly and staunchly rejected the possibility of becoming Uber's CEO, so her chances are slim.

Recode reported that Immelt, 61, is the leading candidate to replace Uber's ousted co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick. The company will hear from Immelt and an unnamed "dark-horse candidate" who will both present their strategy and vision for the future of the ride-hailing company.

Expedia did not immediately respond to a request for comment outside of regular office hours.

We've confirmed from a source familiar with the situation that this person is Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia.

Uber on Sunday selected Dara Khosrowshahi, the chief executive of an online travel platform Expedia Inc, as the company's new CEO. He told Bloomberg BusinessWeek that his family fled Iran just before the Iranian Revolution in 1978 when he was 9 years old.

Khosrowshahi a Persian-American who has run Expedia since 2005, was an unexpected and lesser-known choice; his interest in the position was largely kept secret until today. Mr Kalanick resigned after a series of scandals including a report exposing sexual harassment at the company. The stock has almost tripled in the past five years.

Whichever seasoned executive will ultimately take the helm, Uber faces a wholesale crisis that will require a leader who can transform the company's culture while shoring up its business to go public, analysts say. He is also on the board of the New York Times Company and sports merchandise company Fanatics Inc. That committee is trying to change the company's culture so it's better behaved, a hard task without a top leader. That led one of the company's largest investors, Benchmark Capital, to sue Kalanick for breach of contract and fraud, arguing in court filings that Kalanick was seeking to entrench himself in the process for his own "selfish ends". Immelt was viewed favorably by 47% of the respondents, a third of which said Immelt would do a better job than Kalanick as CEO.

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