Earlier this week, Travis Kalanick, the former CEO of Uber stepped down after there was pressure came from the company’s investors forcing him to resign. With his resignation, speculation begins on who will takeover as CEO of this billion dollar company, and Barack Obama’s name has been thrown around.
While unlikely that he’ll actually be the CEO, I find it interesting that some developers are recommending him for this role.
Per the Street,
Developers believe that US Ex-President Barack Obama may become the new CEO of Uber. Ex-President Obama would be an exceptional, out-of-the-box and a perfect CEO for Uber, Chowdhry noted.
Although, Chowdhry acknowledged Uber’s valuation will still most likely “collapse” even if Obama was named CEO, it could be a move to prevent the company from falling apart entirely.
Developers told Chowdry this would be an upsetting death for the technology firm, as “Uber has the best scheduling algorithms and the best facial recognition software deployed at scale.”