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Episode 122

Uber CLO Tony West Navigates Legal Potholes and Steers Toward Vertical Transportation

58 minutes · August 13, 2019

Tony West

The rapid ascent of Uber (NYSE: UBER) from nascent idea to a global brand for ridesharing, food delivery, and scooter-sharing, among much more, brought legal challenges that peaked in 2017. That’s when CEO Dara Khosrowshahi lured Tony West from PepsiCo to lead the company’s legal department for the stretch drive toward Uber’s May 2019 IPO. With that chapter done, Tony discusses Uber’s future, which won’t remain earthbound for long, and how his career in politics and government has prepared him for what comes next.

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