Whitman is a former part-time strategic advisor to Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers; former President and CEO of eBay; and held executive-level positions at Hasbro, FTD, The Stride Rite Corporation, Walt Disney, and Bain. Whitman also serves as a director of Procter & Gamble.
Current lead independent director Patricia Russo, 62, will be chairman of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. Russo is former CEO of Alcatel-Lucent. Prior to the merger of Alcatel and Lucent in 2006, she served as Chairman and CEO of Lucent Technologies and before that, as the company’s President and CEO. Russo is currently a director of Alcoa, General Motors, KKR Management LLC and Merck & Co.
Dion Weisler, 47, EVP of HP’s Printing and Personal Systems organization, is to be CEO of HP Inc. Before his current role, Weisler served as SVP and MD, Printing and Personal Systems, Asia Pacific and Japan. Prior to joining HP, he was the VP and COO of Lenovo's Product and Mobile Internet Digital Home Groups; and was GM of Lenovo Korea, ASEAN and ANZ; GM at Telstra Corporation, Australia's leading telecommunications company; and MD of Acer UK.
CFO Cathie Lesjak will remain with the enterprise company.
Date: October 6, 2014