The wait is over: Uber has picked Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to serve as its chief executive, according to multiple reports, filling a void left when Travis Kalanick resigned in June amid pressure from investors.
The CEO decision, which helps the ridehailing giant move past what has been a turbulent year, came as a bit of surprise as Khosrowshahi was a mystery finalist for the job. The others in consideration were General Electric chairman Jeff Immelt, who withdrew from the race early Sunday, apparently as his support from Uber's board had waned, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman, who removed herself from the running in late July but reportedly re-entered the mix.
Khosrowshahi, Expedia's CEO since 2005, has accepted the Uber position, per Bloomberg. An official hiring announcement could be made later today.