If HP's board fires Léo Apotheker as rumored, one of the following candidates may turn out to be the new CEO
The race to become HP's next captain
Hewlett-Packard has picked a series of controversial CEOs for the storied Silicon Valley giant: Carly Fiorina, Mark Hurd, and Léo Apotheker. Now comes word that the board is deciding whether to fire its most recent hire, ex-SAP CEO Apotheker, after less than a year of service, as customers and investors have reacted badly to his surprise decision to consider spinning out the PC business, pulling out of the mobile business, and moving more into software.
So who's on in the short list for Apotheker's replacement? The rumors flying about Meg Whitman being a top prospect indicate that the board thinks HP needs some serious start power. We agree! But make sure you get to the end of this slideshow to see our serious suggestion.