Guy Responsible for HP's Humiliating $11 Billion Autonomy Purchase:…

The man who engineered HP's disastrous $11.1 billion purchase of Autonomy—a company whose accounting improprieties just cost the laptop behemoth a whopping $9 billion—is Léo Apotheker. So what does the man who let an acquisition of this size go through without proper due diligence think about the deal after today's… » 11/20/12 11:37am 11/20/12 11:37am

Exiting HP CEO To Get $10 Million Severance

Former CEO Leo Apotheker is leaving his HP with a very generous severance package that includes a $7.2 million payment and a $2.4 million annual bonus. The company is also paying to move Apotheker back to France or Belgium. » 9/30/11 1:13am 9/30/11 1:13am

HP's New CEO Won't Bring TouchPads Back or Save PCs

So here's what you need to know about why HP fired CEO Leo Apotheker: it's not because of the choices he made, it's how he executed them. So TouchPad is still dead. PCs are still being shunned. And round and round and round we go. » 9/22/11 6:00pm 9/22/11 6:00pm


All Things D reports that apparently HP CEO Léo Apotheker will be ousted today, and former eBay CEO/failed gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman will take his place. Because when your house is on fire, your first call should be to an arsonist. » 9/22/11 4:19pm 9/22/11 4:19pm

HP's Board Hired Its Failed CEO Without Even Meeting Him First

Yesterday I argued that HP's board would be rash to fire embattled CEO Léo Apotheker at this point in the game, since surely they knew what they were getting when they hired him. Oops! Joke's on me. Most of them had never even met him. » 9/22/11 8:38am 9/22/11 8:38am

Really, HP? You're Going to Fire Your CEO Now?

Bloomberg reports that the HP board is going to meet soon to decide whether or not to fire CEO Léo Apotheker. And I don't see how that makes matters anything but worse. » 9/21/11 12:53pm 9/21/11 12:53pm

HP's CEO Seems a Tad Overconfident

During a Q&A session, HP CEO Léo Apotheker seemed confident in his company's direction into cloud computing and the tablet market. Saying, "R&D is not just measured in dollars," Apotheker basically defended HP's slimmer budget since former CEO Mark Hurd famously cut it down. Still, is there really so much to be proud… » 3/15/11 12:41pm 3/15/11 12:41pm

Oracle CEO Ridicules HP's Newly Appointed CEO

Oracle CEO Lawrence Ellison has blasted HP for ousting former CEO Mark Hurd already and now he's mocking the company a bit more. He thinks its entire board is insane for appointing Leo Apotheker as its new CEO: » 10/01/10 8:00pm 10/01/10 8:00pm

Léo Apotheker Appointed HP's New CEO and President

HP has named Léo Apotheker as its next Chief Executive Officer and President, effective November 1st. Apotheker was previously the CEO of SAP, the world's largest business software applications corporation. » 9/30/10 4:45pm 9/30/10 4:45pm