As you may have read on Monday, ride-sharing giant, Uber named the CEO of American travel company, Expedia Dara Khosrowshahi.

The deal was concluded late Tuesday, and Khosrowshahi is now officially Uber’s new chief executive.

Uber’s management is counting on Khosrowshahi’s experience to steer the ride-sharing service away from the string of controversies it has faced in the past year.

Khosrowshahi will be at Uber's headquarters in San Francisco on Wednesday for an "all-hands" gathering to meet workers at the embattled company.

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"We are delighted to announce that Uber's Board has voted unanimously to appoint Dara Khosrowshahi to be our new CEO," Uber executives said in an email sent to employees late on Tuesday.

Khosrowshahi is credited with turning Expedia into a global travel services behemoth, winning admiration from employees along the way.

Khosrowshahi replaces Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick, who was pressured to resign as CEO of Uber.

Dara Khosrowshahi is known as an experienced top executive, willing to speak his mind and to advocate for women getting equal pay and leadership opportunities.

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