Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi called Saudi Arabia’s murder of journalist and US resident Jamal Khashoggi “a mistake.”
Speaking to “Axios on HBO,” Khosrowshahi defended his company’s ties to the Saudi state, which represents Uber’s fifth-largest investor.
“I think that government said that they made a mistake,” Khosrowshahi said of Khashoggi’s killing at the hands of Saudi agents. “People make mistakes, it doesn’t mean that they can never be forgiven, I think that they’ve taken it seriously.”
Khosrowshahi later clarified to Axios in an email that Khashoggi’s murder was “reprehensible and should not be forgotten or excused.”
Khosrowshahi is one of the few tech executives that skipped Saudi Arabia’s annual investment conference this year, though he said it was due to an apparent scheduling conflict.
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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi called Saudi Arabia’s murder of journalist and US resident Jamal Khashoggi “a mistake,” though he later clarified that Saudi actions were “reprehensible and should not be forgotten or excused.”
During an interview with “Axios on HBO,” which aired on Sunday night, Khosrowshahi discussed the impact of Khashoggi’s murder on his decision not to attend Saudi Arabia’s annual investment conference last year. He previously said that he …read more
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