September 30, 2010 – Hewlett-Packard named Léo Apotheker as chief executive officer and president, tapping the former SAP executive to fill the position left open with Mark Hurd’s contentious resignation and move to Oracle.
Apotheker spent more than two decades at SAP, leading for seven months until he stepped down in February. In a news release, HP touted Apotheker’s transformation of SAP’s research and development department, and his work bringing that company large-scale growth from 2004 to 2009.
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