I an quoted in the Washington Post on Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.
2. He’s (relatively) young and experienced
At 48, Khosrowshahi isn’t as young as the hoodie-wearing Mark Zuckerberg, who created Facebook when he was 19. But he’s still young as far as U.S. CEOs go. “He has substantial CEO experience at a relatively young age,” said David Kass, a professor of finance at the University of Maryland. “Youth and experience are very important qualities in Silicon Valley.”
As Uber continues to reshape how people get around cities, that youthful vitality will come in handy to improve its services, which are frequently used by customers in their 20s and 30s, Kass said.
5. He’s no Travis Kalanick. But he’s still another male CEO.
Unlike Kalanick, the former chief executive who was seen as brash and armed with a short fuse, Khosrowshahi’s demeanor is viewed as “even keeled and low-key,” Kass said. “He is not as volatile or unpredictable as the previous CEO.”