May 28, 1969
|Alma mater||Brown University|
President & CEO
|Salary||$96.4 million |
Dara Khosrowshahi (Persian: دارا خسروشاهی) is an Iranian American businessman and the CEO of Expedia, Inc. Khosrowshahi received a B.A. in electrical engineering from Brown University in 1991.
Dara Khosrowshahi has served as CEO of Expedia, Inc., since August 2005. Since that time, Expedia has extended its global presence to more than 60 countries worldwide through Expedia, Hotels.com, and Hotwire online booking brands, and the travel community sites of TripAdvisor Media Network. Ten years later, in 2015, Expedia awarded him $90 million worth of stock options as part of a long-term employment agreement, stating he would stay until 2020. 
Before joining Expedia, Khosrowshahi served as the CEO of IAC Travel. Khosrowshahi worked at Allen & Company from 1991 to 1998, and as its vice president from 1995 to 1998. He is also a board director for BET.com, Hotels.com and several other companies.
In February 2015, the New York Times Company announced Khosrowshahi as one of two new nominees for its board of directors. He will formally stand for election at the annual meeting of stockholders on May 6, 2015. Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., the publisher of the New York Times and chairman of The New York Times Company praised Khosrowshahi's "comprehensive digital and international experience, as well as significant financial expertise".
Awards and recognition
In June 2013 Ernst & Young recognized Dara Khosrowshahi as a Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur of the Year award recipient. He is among the U.S. State Department's "List of Prominent Iranian Americans".
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