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Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi commented, “Bob brings powerful perspective and understands the tremendous value that can be unlocked by fostering a world-class consumer brand.”
“We’re thrilled to add Bob to the Board,” said Ron Sugar, Chair of the Board. “Bob leads with a steady hand, both in good times and through difficulties, and offers world-class experience and insights that we believe will prove invaluable as Uber begins its next decade.”
In the March 20 SEC filing Uber’s Board stated that Eckert was selected because of his leadership experience in large global public companies, his extensive experience leading global consumer brands, his financial expertise as a partner of a private equity firm, and his government, policy and regulatory experience.