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Apotheker could be leaving HP as early as today; Meg Whitman to take his place

by Tim Stiffler-Dean Thu, 22 Sep 2011 12:15 pm EDT

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.

Source: AllThingsD; Via: The Verge