Dara Khosrowshahi was born in Tehran in May 28, 1969 and is an Iranian-American businessman and the CEO of Expedia, Inc. Khosrowshahi received a B.S. in Bioelectrical Engineering from Brown University in 1991.
Dara Khosrowshahi has served as CEO of Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, since August 2005. Under his leadership, Expedia has extended its global presence to more than 60 countries worldwide through the Expedia, Hotels.com and Hotwire online booking brands, and the travel community sites of TripAdvisor® Media Network. In June 2013 Ernst & Young recognized Dara Khosrowshahi as a Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award Recipient.
Previously, Khosrowshahi served as CEO of IAC Travel, a division of InterActiveCorp. Khosrowshahi was instrumental in the initial expansion of IAC’s portfolio of travel brands. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IAC, overseeing all of the company’s financial matters.
In May 2015 New York Times annual meeting of stockholders elected Khosrowshahi as a member of board of directors. 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”.