10/1/2010 10:25:57 AM
IT Comms news: HP appoint Leo Apotheker as new CEO
Hewlett Packard has appointed Léo Apotheker, SAP's former chief,
as it's new CEO and President.
He replaces Mark Hurd who stepped down after an investigation
into claims made by a former HP contractor.
HP have also appointed Ray Lane, a venture capitalist, as
non-exec chairman. Both appointments are effective as
of 1st November.
HP will hope that Apotheker's appointment can boost the
company's offering of software and IT Services. Alongside this he
will be tasked with extending HP's dominance in the PC and Printer
markets. With Apotheker's background in enterprise computing, his
profile and expertise certianly fit the bill.
Is this a successfull move for HP? I would be interested to hear
your comments below.
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