In a memo to his employees at Expedia, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he had officially taken the job as CEO of Uber.
“This has been one of the toughest decisions of my life,” he wrote, in a missive obtained by Recode. “I’ve had the privilege to run Expedia for 12+ years now, and most of you who have been on this journey with me know it has not been easy going.”
Nice. But even more eloquently, he noted: I have to tell you I am scared. I’ve been here at Expedia for so long that I’ve forgotten what life is like outside this place. But the times of greatest learning for me have ben when I’ve been through big changes, or taken on new roles — you have to move out of your comfort zone and develop muscles that you didn’t know had.”
After being offered the job on Sunday by the board of the car-hailing company, Khosrowshahi has been negotiating his contract.
Now it’s official. Look for the all-hands meeting with his new Uber employees soon.