HP has just named their new CEO. No, it’s not Todd Bradley — a popular guess out of the current ranks (and clearly he was thinking about it as well). Instead, HP’s Board went outside and picked Léo Apotheker, the former CEO of SAP.
In February, Apotheker abruptly left SAP after only seven months in the CEO position — well, the sole-CEO position. He had been co-CEO with Henning Kagermann for almost a couple of years before that. But he had been with SAP for over 20 years.