Dara Khosrowshahi, the CEO of Expedia, confirmed in an interview that he plans to take the top job at the embattled ride-hailing company, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Khosrowshahi, who was offered the job by the company on Sunday, told reporters he still has to finalize the contract before moving ahead.
An earlier, less-direct confirmation of Khosrowshahi’s plans came on Monday, when Expedia’s billionaire chairman Barry Diller disclosed the 48-year-old exec’s talks with Uber in a memo to employees.
“Nothing has been yet finalized, but having extensively discussed this with Dara I believe it is his intention to accept,” Diller wrote in the memo, which was disclosed in a securities filing.
Analysts have estimated that Khosrowshahi could cost Uber as much as $200 million if they buy out his stock options from Expedia, according to Bloomberg.
The decision puts to an end the three-month search for a replacement to Travis Kalanick, who co-founded the company but also landed it in sexual harassment scandals, a costly legal battle with Google over trade secrets and government probes of allegations is has surveilled regulators and customers alike.
Since Kalanick was pushed out in June, the company has tried to clean up its act.
Earlier on Tuesday, Uber disabled a controversial feature in its app that tracked users’ location for five minutes after they exited a vehicle, months after customers initially voiced complaints about the practice.
The company had previously said they tracked customers in order to “to improve pickups, drop-offs, customer service, and to enhance safety.”
Uber will update its settings so users can opt out of being tracked after leaving a driver’s car, according to Reuters.
The company may still be able to track people after a ride has ended if customers still allow it to always collect their location data, however.