Uber has appointed a new head of the company

© AP Photo / Paul Animadora Khosrowshahi. Archival photoUber has appointed a new head of the company© AP Photo / Paul Sakuma

Online service for taxi service Uber has officially announced the appointment of a CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who previously headed the company for booking travel on Expedia.

«We are pleased to announce that the Uber Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint Dara Khosrowshahi our new CEO,» reads a statement on the website of the company.

Khosrowshahi immigrated to the United States from Iran at the age of nine, grew up in upstate new York and studied at the prestigious brown University. For a long time worked in a large Internet company IAC, where he served as chief financial officer. Led Expedia since 2005.

Khosrowshahi will assume his duties on Wednesday, said in the letter.

Earlier, the founder of Uber Travis Kalanick was forced to leave the post of General Director due to a number of scandals. Law enforcement has charged the company a number of claims on potential violation of the law, although none of the claims has not yet reached the court. In addition, Kalanick and his associates were accused of creating a sexist atmosphere in the company which has hampered the promotion of women through the ranks.

Uber — service transport, allowing you to order a private taxi. The company was founded by Kalanick and Garrett camp in 2009, its headquarters is located in San Francisco. To date, Uber services are available in more than 100 cities around the world. The company obtains from working in her taxi Commission of 20% on each call.