Uber might hail a powerful woman for chief executive.
Meg Whitman, currently head of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and formerly of eBay and Disney, as well as a former candidate for governor of California, is one of six people the ride-sharing company is considering for its next CEO.
According to Bloomberg, citing employees who attended a staff meeting where potential new CEOs were discussed, the identities of the other five people on Uber’s list could not be determined.
Uber is looking for a replacement to head the company after co-founder Travis Kalanick was investigation by former US Attorney General Eric Holder of claims of sexual harassment. Holder’s investigation resulted in a report that recommended “changes to senior leadership.”as chief executive officer in June. His resignation came amid a wave of scandals including an
Founded in 2009, Uber is one of the world’s most valuable privately-held companies. It’s raised over $14 billion in funding from investors and has a valuation of almost $70 billion.
Uber did not immediately reply to a request for comment.