Hewlett Packard Enterprise says Antonio Neri to succeed Meg Whitman as CEO
Meg Whitman, current Chief Executive Officer, will remain on the HPE Board of Directors.
Ms. Whitman was appointed President and CEO of HP in September 2011.
From 1998 to 2008, Ms. Whitman served as president and chief executive officer of eBay Inc.
Prior to joining eBay, she held executive-level positions at Hasbro Inc., a toy company, FTD, Inc., The Stride Rite Corporation, The Walt Disney Company, and Bain & Company.
Ms. Whitman also serves as a director of The Procter & Gamble Company.
Mr. Neri joined HP in 1995 as a customer service engineer in the EMEA call center.
He went on to hold various roles in HP’s Printing business and then to run customer service for HP’s Personal Systems unit.
In 2011, Mr. Neri began running the company’s Technology Services business, then its Server and Networking business units, before running all of Enterprise Group beginning in 2015.
As the leader for HPE’s largest business segment, comprising server, storage, networking and services solutions, he was responsible for setting the R&D agenda, bringing innovations to market, and go-to-market strategy and execution.
Mr. Neri was appointed President of HPE in June 2017.
In addition to leading the company’s four primary lines of business, as President, he has been responsible for HPE Next, a program to accelerate the company’s core performance and competitiveness. ■