Uber board votes to pick a new CEO

The Uber logo is seen on a screen in Singapore August 4, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] board of directors said on Sunday it had voted on its pick for a new chief executive officer, but declined to disclose its choice publicly until informing employees.

The board met during the weekend to deliberate over the selection of a new chief executive to lead the ride-services company out of a nearly year-long crisis. Earlier on Sunday, Jeff Immelt, chairman of General Electric Co, said he was no longer in the running for the job. That leaves Meg Whitman, chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, as the most likely candidate.

“The board has voted and will announce the decision to the employees first,” a board spokeswoman said in an email to Reuters.

Reporting by Heather Somerville; Edited by Mary Milliken