Jeff Immelt bows out of consideration for Uber CEO job

Some Of Uber's Shareholders Aren't Confident Immelt Could Handle Kalanick's Wild Side

The board has been looking for candidates who fit the requirements for being more conventional corporate leaders - while still encouraging Uber to innovate.

Some members of Uber's board are pushing for HPE chief Meg Whitman to become CEO, since she's vehemently opposed to Kalanick's involvement. Changing a big company requires a CEO who can embrace such things as new talent, new culture and a new way of doing things, he wrote.

Ms Whitman has previously said she is not interested in the job, posting on Twitter that "I am not going anywhere".

Uber declined to comment. The firm has approached the judge in DE court and has stated that the Kalanick, who is still a member of the board is still interfering in critical decisions being taken by the company.

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Well, it's Khosrowshahi, if he says yes, that is - so now we can all get back to the season finale of Game of Thrones. The Iranian-born businessman moved to the United States along with his family at the age of four as a refugee after the Iranian revolution. Last week, the company reported a 16 percent increase in ride bookings and a 17 percent jump in net revenue for the second quarter over the previous period, and its losses shrank by 9 percent.

Uber was valued at $68 billion at its most recent investment past year, but recently some mutual funds have written down the value of their Uber investment by as much as 15 percent, a sign of wavering confidence in the company.

Uber has also faced an executive exodus this year.

Khosrowshahi is considered the "truce" choice for the board, which has been riven by ugly infighting between ousted CEO Travis Kalanick and one of its major investors, Benchmark.

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In addition to a chief executive, Uber needs a CFO, COO, CMO and president.

Benchmark still believes that Meg Whitman would be less tolerant of Kalanick's antics and won't be "open towards the pugnacious entrepreneur", Recode added.

Still, most expect him to take it and he appears to be the one person dueling factions of the board can agree on. Other top executives, such as Uber's first employee and SVP of global operations, have also stepped down recently.

Kalanick has disputed the allegations, calling them part of a "public and personal attack" on him by Benchmark.

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Domestic rival Lyft has raised $600 million in funding this year and saw an increase in new customers following an Uber boycott.

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