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Léo Apotheker, HP’s Newest CEO

Written on October 01, 2010 by Charles Bass

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After Mark Hurd's dramatical exit from HP, the company is now in full swing again as they hire their new CEO in the person of Léo Apotheker. Formerly CEO from SAP, he is now ready to fight and lead.

HP is now equipped with a new CEO and President. Former CEO of SAP, Léo Apotheker. The new CEO has been with SAP for over 20 years and will gradually join the HP’s Board of Directors. His appointment will take effect November 1. The decision was made after the drama that Mark Hurd left last […]

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Oracle CEO says Firing Mark Hurd has been a Fatal Mistake

Written on August 10, 2010 by Aiken Lewis

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Lawrence Ellison, CEO of database software maker Oracle, charged Hewlett-Packard's board of creating a crucial mistake in ousting their chief Mark Hurd due to sexual harassment and erratic expense report cases. In an email sent to the New York Times, Ellison rattled off the odds for HP's decision.

“The H.P. board just made the worst personnel decision since the idiots on the Apple board fired Steve Jobs many years ago,” wrote Oracle chief Ellison to the New York Times, “that decision nearly destroyed Apple and would have if Steve hadn’t come back and saved them.”

His sentimental email speech came after Mark Hurd stepped down last Friday due to the discovery of inaccurate expense reports in a sexual harassment inquiry.

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