Leo Apotheker

President and CEO
Hewlett-Packard Company

Apotheker is an international tech figure who is aiming to turn giant HP into a company that marries its hardware to its own operating system, webOS, which it acquired in buying Palm. This could make the company look more like Apple and less like Dell, at least in the consumer space. Prior to joining HP, Apotheker spent 20 years at SAP, where he was integral in helping build the company into one of the world's leading providers of enterprise software. He was also the founding president and COO of ECsoft BV, one of the largest European venture capital start-ups. Apotheker was born in Aachen, Germany and graduated with a B.A. in economics and international relations from Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He is fluent in English, Dutch, French, German and Hebrew and has been awarded the French Légion d'honneur.

Posts With Léo Apotheker

After Two Turbulent Augusts, HP Shareholders Hope for an Uneventful One This Time

Last year was the $8 billion EDS write-off. Two years ago was Autonomy and the PC-spinoff try. Any surprises this time?
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What’s Behind Todd Bradley’s Move at HP?

Rumors about a move to Dell are untrue. So, what then?
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IRS Says Former HP Chairman Ray Lane Owes $100 Million

The government says he improperly claimed losses of more than $250 million to offset income. Tough few months for Lane.
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Jon Rubinstein Joins Board of Qualcomm, as Mobile Chipmaker Ups Its Silicon Valley Cred

The longtime mobile exec is a high-profile appointment.
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The Toughest Decisions at HP Are Behind Meg Whitman Now

Also: A not-so-veiled shot at Dell.
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HP’s Head of Cloud Computing Zorawar “Biri” Singh Departs

No word yet on where he’s going.
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HP CEO Whitman Earned $15 Million in 2012, Filing Shows

Also, HP shareholders will vote to allow large shareholders to have access to the proxy statements they see in the future.
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Former HP CEO Shifts Blame for Autonomy Deal to Chairman

Léo Apotheker wants you to know he wasn’t the only one at the table when HP closed its ill-fated deal to acquire Autonomy.
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Why Mike Lynch Is Playing PR Hardball With HP

You’d think Mike Lynch would have gone silent and hidden behind a team of lawyers by now. Why hasn’t he?
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Autonomy Founder Lynch Asks Board to Explain HP Allegations

In an open letter, the Autonomy founder want’s “immediate and specific explanations” about accusations of accounting improprieties.
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Should HP Break Up or Stay Together?