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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Khosrowshahi became Uber's CEO, succeeding Travis Kalanick.
IAC Travel became a separate public company called Expedia. Khosrowshahi continued to serve as its CEO.
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.
Khosrowshahi began as an Analyst in the company and left after becoming one of its Vice Presidents in 1998.
Khosrowshahi studied as an undergraduate majoring in electrical engineering.
Khosrowshahi moved with his family when he was 9 years old as a refugee to the United States due to the Iranian Revolution.
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