DETROIT — Former GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt is among the finalists under consideration to run Uber, according to two people briefed on the startup's search for a new CEO. But they say there's no clear consensus on Uber's board about a front-runner.
The people didn't want to be identified because the search is confidential. They say some board members want to fill the position quickly to. Others want to keep looking. Both people said a Labor Day timeline for filling the job is possible but not entirely firm. Neither would identify candidates other than Immelt.
The 61-year-old Immelt stepped down as GE's CEO on July 31. His experience running a giant corporation and dealing with a corporate board is a big plus to some Uber board members who want experienced leadership.