It’s been a few months since the new Uber CEO, Dara Khsrowshahi took over from Travis Kalanick but has much changed? Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince shares his thoughts on how Uber’s new CEO is doing, for Uber and for drivers.
Recently I gave a ride to a person who works for Heidrick and Struggles, the headhunting firm that conducted the search for Uber’s new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi. I asked my passenger obvious question – “Did DK realize what he was getting into?”
“Oh he knew. He knew exactly what he was getting into,” the passenger replied.
Indeed, running Uber in these tough times is a Herculean task. Given that it’s now been just over 120 days since DK assumed his new role, perhaps it’s now time to take stock of how he’s been doing. Let’s take a look at the nature of his influence and break it down into categories to try to get a better feel for how Uber’s new CEO has been doing on the job.