Arianna Huffington pushing for Sheryl Sandberg to become Uber’s next CEO: report
Uber’s board is reportedly planning to approach Facebook operating chief Sheryl Sandberg to serve as the ride-hailing company’s next CEO.
The New York Post reported that Uber board member Arianna Huffington is promoting the idea.
A source briefed on the situation told the Post that “Sheryl is their first choice.”
“That doesn’t mean they’re going to get her,” the source added.
Recode’s Kara Swisher reported that sources close to Sandberg said she would be staying with Facebook.
Let me just stop the speculation on Uber CEO: Sources close to @sherylsandberg say she’s staying at Facebook. Ok people, move along.
— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) June 21, 2017
Other candidates for the job include Tom Staggs, former Disney operating chief, and Marissa Mayer, who recently stepped down as the chief executive of Yahoo, according to the Post.
Uber is looking for a new CEO after Travis Kalanick resigned as the company’s chief executive on Tuesday after being forced from the job by top investors in the company.
The former CEO will remain on Uber’s board of directors.
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