Dara Khosrowshahi

Dara Khosrowshahi

Iranian-American businessman, serving as CEO of Uber since 2017.

Dara Khosrowshahi is the chief executive officer of Uber since 2017. He was the successor to Travis Kalanick and previously served as the CEO of Expedia from 2015 to 2017. Khosrowshahi is an Iranian immigrant, and have lived in the United States since 1979. He now lives in San Francisco, California, United States.

Personal history
Early life

Khosrowshahi was born in Tehran, Iran on May 28th, 1969. He was born in a wealthy Iranian family, which included the founders of a conglomeration called Khosrowshahi Brothers Company (KBC) Industrial Group, which started from the pharmaceutical company called Tollid Daru, and at its height in 1975, manufactured over 600 products, ranging from cosmetics to food and beverages. However, due to the Iranian Revolution, the conglomoration was nationalized, and Khosrowshahi left the country when he was nine years old and immigrated to the United States. Since then, he grew up in Tarrytown, New York with his parents, Asghar and Lili Khosrowshahi, and his two brothers, Kaveh and Mehrad Khosrowshahi. He attended an ivy-league preparatory school, Hackley School, and later on attended Brown University as an undergraduate studying electrical engineering.

Family

Khosrowshahi's immediate and extended families occupy many prominent positions in the current United States business landscape. His older brother Kaveh Khosrowshahi is managing director at Allen and Company, while his younger brother Mehrad Khosrowshahi is president of Confida. His uncle, Hassan Khosrowshahi, founded Future Shop in Canada. His cousins Amir Khosrowshahi was the founder of Nervana; others were early investors in Facebook, Airbnb, and Dropbox (Hadi Partovi and Ali Partovi), founder of Radius (Darian Shirazi), developed Google Docs and Spreadsheets (Farzad Khosrowshahi).

Khosrowshahi has been married twice. His first marriage was to Kathleen Khosrowshahi. He has two children from the union, a daughter named Chloe and a son named Alex. His second marriage was to Sydney Khosrowshahi; he has twins, two sons named Hayes and Hugo.

Professional history
Employment

Khosrowshahi started working in Allen and Company, an investment bank, as an analyst after graduating from Brown University. He stayed in the company until 1998 when he was at the vice president level. One of his clients, Barry Diller, offered him a position at USA Networks (now InterActiveCorp) and Khosrowshahi joined as the vice president for strategic planning. When Expedia.com was acquired in 2003, it became one of IAC's travel subsidiaries, alongside Hotels.com and TripAdvisor. Khosrowshahi became its CEO. These subsidiaries, alongside Expedia.com, was later on relaunched as Expedia Inc., a separate public company in 2005, and Khosrowshahi continues to serve as its CEO. Khosrowshahi spent 12 years as Expedia's CEO, before joining as Uber's CEO in 2017.

Board membership

Khosrowshahi is serving as a board member in several companies. As of August 2020, Khosrowshahi is an active board member in Catalyst, Grab, Expedia, Uber, and Fanatics. He previously served as a board member in New York Times, Trivago, ELong, Tripadvisor, Hotels.com, Ticketmaster, ARTISTdirect, and BET.com.

Timeline

September 2017
Khosrowshahi began serving as the CEO of Uber.

Khosrowshahi became Uber's CEO, succeeding Travis Kalanick.

August 2005
Khosrowshahi began serving as the CEO of Expedia.

IAC Travel became a separate public company called Expedia. Khosrowshahi continued to serve as its CEO.

February 1998
Khosrowshahi started working at USA Networks.

Khosrowshahi started his career as a Vice President in the company and after a series of mergers and acquisitons which resulted in USA Networks becoming InterActiveCorp (IAC), he became the CEO of its travel subsidiary, IAC Travel in 2005.

January 3, 1991
Khosrowshahi started working at Allen & Company.

Khosrowshahi began as an Analyst in the company and left after becoming one of its Vice Presidents in 1998.

January 1, 1991
Khosrowshahi graduated from Brown University.

Khosrowshahi studied as an undergraduate majoring in electrical engineering.

1979
Khosrowshahi moved to Tarrytown, New York, United States.

Khosrowshahi moved with his family when he was 9 years old as a refugee to the United States due to the Iranian Revolution.

May 28, 1969
Dara Khosrowshahi was born in Tehran.

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Further reading

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Evolution of a dealmaker: Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is PSBJ's Executive of the Year

Ashley Stewart

Web

December 19, 2016

Exclusive: CEO Dara Khosrowshahi on Uber's new app

Andrew J. Hawkins

Web

September 26, 2019

How Dara Khosrowshahi's Iranian heritage shapes how he leads Uber

David Peisner

Web

October 23, 2018

Uber's C.E.O. Pick, Dara Khosrowshahi, Steps Into Brighter Spotlight

David Streitfeld, Nellie Bowles

Web

August 28, 2017

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Brainstorm Tech 2018: Uber's Strategy, Business, Culture, and More I Fortune

Jul 16, 2018

Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Uber

Dec 3, 2018

Companies

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Kate Duffy
April 13, 2021
Business Insider
Summary List PlacementUber CEO Dara...
Kim Lyons
April 12, 2021
The Verge
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said on Monday that the ride-hailing company would consider getting into cannabis delivery in the future if federal law allows, but he didn't set a timeline for when it might happen.
Jonathan Shieber
March 16, 2021
TechCrunch
Cloud Paper, the startup whose bamboo toilet paper (and celebrity and billionaire backers including Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Marc Benioff, Dara Khosrowshahi, and Mark Cuban) made a splash last year, is getting into the paper towel racket. Starting today, the company is taking pre-orders for its 12 pack boxes of sustainably sourced bamboo paper [...]
Mark Matousek
January 12, 2021
Business Insider
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has exited challenging markets, sold expensive business units, and laid off employees to stem the company's losses.
Alexei Oreskovic
December 9, 2020
Business Insider
In this week's edition of Insider Tech we look at Uber's spinoff spree, Elon Musk's wish for a Mars burial, and the cloud hanging over unicorn IPOs.
Reuters
December 8, 2020
@bsindia
Uber is selling its autonomous driving unit, Advanced Technologies Group, to self-driving car startup Aurora, in a move that would accelerate the ride-sharing companys goal to achieve profitability
Reuters
November 18, 2020
@bsindia
The talks have been ongoing since October though there is no certainty a deal will be reached
Kate Conger
August 6, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Uber said revenue fell 29 percent in the second quarter because people traveled less, but food deliveries soared.
Kate Conger
May 5, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The ride-hailing companies are accused of defying a new state law that says gig workers should be treated as employees.
AFP | PTI
December 25, 2019
@bsindia
Read more about Decade after co-founding Uber, Travis Kalanick severs last ties to company on Business Standard. Kalanick was pushed out as chief executive in 2017 amid revelations about the controversial business practices that accompanied the company's stunning rise
Carmen Reinicke
November 21, 2019
markets.businessinsider.com
Uber's CEO is spending millions on shares as Travis Kalanick cashes out (UBER)
Condé Nast
November 12, 2019
Wired
Attention Dara Khosrowshahi: The killing of a woman in Arizona by your company's self-driving car is not a "mistake."
Davey Alba
November 11, 2019
www.nytimes.com
The company has gone through a difficult period, but just posted financial results that exceeded Wall Street's expectations.
Prajakta Dhopade
November 11, 2019
Canadian Business - Your Source For Business News
NEW YORK -- Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is being criticized for calling the murder of a Washington Post columnist "a mistake" and comparing it to the death o
Sara C Nelson
November 11, 2019
HuffPost
'We've made mistakes too, right?' said Dara Khosrowshahi.
Kate Conger
November 1, 2019
www.nytimes.com
Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber's chief executive, is pushing employees to do more with less and to perform better, as he battles skepticism over the ride-hailing firm's business.
October 29, 2019
www.nytimes.com
Dennis Muilenburg will appear before Congress for the first time since the crashes of two 737 Max jets mired the company in crisis.
Bloomberg
October 26, 2019
@bsindia
Read more about Uber's CEO Khosrowshahi vows to tackle Q2 losses, with help from India on Business Standard. Uber is one of the most prominent companies in the portfolio of SoftBank Group
Kate Conger
October 14, 2019
www.nytimes.com
A third round targeted 350 workers on Monday as the company struggles to reduce costs.
AP
August 8, 2019
HuffPost
The ride-share's giant has yet to make a profit since its founding.
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