Now that Uber has chosen Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to fill its vacant CEO position, it’s time to focus on the huge challenges he will face as he comes on board.
Fairly or unfairly, Chicago has become known as the modern-day “Murder Capital USA.” And the perception puts CEOs of Chicago-based companies on the spot in more ways than one.
Former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt might just be the perfect candidate fill Uber’s vacant CEO role, and to pull the company out of the turmoil it’s been dealing with this year.
When iRobot CEO Colin Angle talked with Reuters about connectivity and virtual simultaneous localization and mapping technology, he likely didn’t expect to find himself defending his company’s data privacy policies once the story ran.
Securitas President/CEO Alf Goransson was declared bankrupt and de-registered as the company’s CEO and removed from external board positions after his identity was stolen and a fraudulent bankruptcy application was made in his name.
Shareholder activists have more and more heads on their wall—behold those of General Electric’s Jeffrey Immelt and Uber’s Travis Kalanick, of the most recent vintage—and more CEOs and boards are focusing energy on how not to be their next victims.
Sir Martin Sorrell, chairman and CEO of WPP, has wasted little time personally updating stakeholders on the extent of the damage.
Uber's management failed the company and its people when it turned a blind eye to the problems behind closed doors, but its swift action to hire an outside law firm once the problems became public and then follow through on its recommendations set a good example for how to handle a crisis situation.
Mary Barra has been CEO of General Motors for just three years, but already there is a mountain of lessons for other chiefs in how she has managed not only to survive but to thrive in one of the highest-profile positions of any global business leader.
People trust CEOs, it appears, so long as its their own.