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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg May Become The Next Uber CEO, Will She take Up The Top Job?

After Kalanick resigned, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and former CEO, Yahoo are among the front-runners for the Uber top job.

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The incumbent COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg is leading the race to become the next CEO of Uber. This comes right after current Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick resigned amidst pressure from the board members.

Initially Reported by the New York Post, Uber may approach Sandberg to fill in the top seat. Kalanick, though will keep his seat in the Uber board.

However, Sandberg has not given any confirmations yet and sources close to her have said that she might choose to carry on with Facebook.

Sandberg joined Google in 2001 and served as the President of Global Online Sales and Operations till 2008. In 2008, she was hired by Facebook for the position of COO. 

Sources also told the Post how there were other contenders for the job including Marissa Mayer, former Chief Executive of Yahoo, current Hewlett Packard boss among others. 

Many people have speculated, on Twitter, that Marissa Mayer is a good choice as CEO of Uber.

Mayer recently resigned as CEO of Yahoo, on June 13, after it was sold to Verizon. She joined Yahoo in 2012.

Mayer joined Google in 1999 as an engineer after graduating from Stanford, she has held many positions in Google since then. Before joining Yahoo, she was the head of Maps, Local and Location Services.

Uber has been suffering from scandals and non-performance issues since quite a few months now. Kalanick's resignation was seemingly an outcome of the board's vulnerability to tackle the situation. It may be interesting now to see how the new boss handles things at the world's largest taxi service company.


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