Apotheker could be leaving HP as early as today; Meg Whitman to take his place 145
HP's Board of Directors could be making their second CEO change in the last year later today, says a report from AllThingsD. As the former CEO of eBay and current Director on HP's Board, Meg Whitman is expected to be voted into the top-spot at HP after the markets are closed this evening.
The 55 year-old Whitman is not expected to go in for a short-term interim role as the CEO, either, saying that, "She wants to run the company and be a strong leader for what she considers an important tech powerhouse." If she does plan on sticking around, though, she should be preparing to face a lot of watchful eyes as the world critiques her ability to turn the company around.
There is a chance that HP's Board will not make the vote tonight, but it certainly is looking more likely that Leo Apotheker will be ousted from his seat in the coming days.