HP's Top Executives

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    Jessica Davis

    | Posted 2011-06-14
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President and CEOLeo ApothekerApotheker joined HP in November 2010, succeeding Mark Hurd who left suddenly in the summer of 2010. Apotheker had served as the sole CEO of SAP for seven months before a sudden resignation in February 2010. Prior to that role he spent 22 years at SAP and also founded and served as CEO of ECsoft BV, a European venture capital start-up, from 1992 to 1994.
There may be no more tumultuous executive suite today than the one at technology giant HP (NYSE:HPQ). After last year's sudden and unexpected departure of Mark Hurd, HP's board took several months to decide on a successor and reportedly considered several internal candidates before naming Leo Apotheker, an SAP veteran, to head up HP. Apotheker's own time as CEO of SAP was cut short at seven months when he resigned suddenly in February 2010. After a disappointing quarter results were released in May 2011, Apotheker announced that he would be making some changes, including revving up the services division of HP. Some have speculated that HP would also put more of a focus on software given Apotheker's roots in a software giant like SAP. On June 13 HP announced several executive changes. Here's the current lineup.
 
 
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com
 
 
 

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