HP Names Meg Whitman President and Chief Executive Officer

by Volker Weber

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that its board of directors has appointed Meg Whitman as president and chief executive officer. ...

In addition, Ray Lane has moved from non-executive chairman to executive chairman of the board of directors, and the board intends to appoint a lead independent director promptly. These leadership appointments are effective immediately and follow the decision that Léo Apotheker step down as president and chief executive officer and resign as a director of the company.

What HP really needs, is a new board.

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Luckily they didn't pick one of the other people who were rumored to be in the running: Steve Mills

Bob Balaban, 2011-09-23

"What HP really needs, is a new board."

Same opinion is Felix Salmon:

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/09/22/the-hp-board-fiasco-continues/

Roland Dressler, 2011-09-23

@Bob, I would have been delighted for Steve to be offered the role. A perfect fit in so many ways.

Stuart McIntyre, 2011-09-23

OK, that is just evil. ;-)

Volker Weber, 2011-09-23

How cool is that :) If there is any common sense there, WebOS will be continued and HP bought some marketshare and possibly mindshare with this firesale stunt. Meg can do that, Apotheker could not have done so.

Good that I got one for cheap ;)

Hubert Stettner, 2011-09-23

Heh, they might even continue to build PCs...

Lars Berntrop-Bos, 2011-09-23

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