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.

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