In response to speculations that she’s one of several candidates shortlisted to take over the reins at Uber, Whitman posted a three-part tweet on Thursday to dispel the rumours, saying they have become a “distraction.”
Since its co-founder Travis Kalanick stepped down as chief executive officer in June, Uber has been on the hunt for a new captain. Speculation has been rife that the HPE CEO, who stepped down from HP’s board yesterday, is one of six names shortlisted to become the ride-hailer’s next CEO.
Whitman’s public rejection of the role means Uber will have to go back to looking at its other five potential candidates, who were not named. The ride-sharing company is currently one of the world’s most valuable companies with a valuation of almost $70 million and is reported to have plans to name a new CEO by September.
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