HP Replaces CEO After 2 Months of Disaster

HP Replaces CEO After 2 Months of Disaster

posted Thursday Sep 22, 2011 by Scott Ertz

HP Replaces CEO After 2 Months of Disaster

It's been a rough couple of weeks for HP since CEO Leo Apotheker announced plans to spin off their computer division and discontinued webOS hardware. Everyone everywhere seems to think it is a terrible mistake that will ultimately sink the company. Apotheker asserts that focusing on the software and services business will bring HP back to prosperity, but the rest of the world seems to think it is a terrible decision.

The rest of the world seems to include HP's Board of Directors, as Leo Apotheker was let go only 11 months after joining the company. If you remember, he was brought in to replace former CEO Mark Hurd was terminated for inappropriate behavior with a contractor. Since taking over, Apotheker has constantly been a source of confusion for those of us who spend our lives covering the industry. After promising a bright future for webOS and then closing the platform, it is no surprise he is out.

Who will replace him? We have her name and history after the break.

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