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Leo Apotheker

Born: 18-Sep-1953
Birthplace: Aachen, Germany

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: CEO of Hewlett-Packard, 2010-11

Leo Apotheker was named chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard effective 1 November 2010, succeeding Mark Hurd. Apotheker's appointment was considered to be a bit "outside the box" he had been forced out in his previous job as CEO of the German software firm SAP after instituting a sharp price increase across the company's product line, leading to a slump in sales and a spike in complaints.

According to CNET, Apotheker's base pay with HP was $1.2M per year, and he also received 76,000 shares of restricted stock, a "signing bonus" of $4M, and an additional $4.6M to cover his moving expenses from Europe. He is fluent in Dutch, English, French, German, and Hebrew, but unable to write software code, and he was the first non-American to head HP. He was fired after less than a year on the job, given a $23M golden parachute, and replaced by Meg Whitman.

Wife: (m., two children)

    University: BA Economics and International Relations, Hebrew University (1975)

    Hewlett-Packard CEO (2010-11)
    SAP CEO (2009-10)
    SAP Co-CEO (2008-09) with Henning Kagermann
    SAP Deputy CEO (2007-08)
    SAP President of Global Customer Relations and Operations (2002-07)
    SAP President, SAP Europe, Middle East, and Africa (1999-2002)
    SAP Div. Mgr., South West Europe (1997-99)
    SAP CEO, SAP Belgium and France (1995-97)
    ECsoft BV President and CEO (1992-94)
    SAP Finance (1988-95)
    Member of the Board of GT Nexus
    Member of the Board of Hewlett-Packard (2010-)
    Member of the Board of PlaNet Finance
    Member of the Board of SAP (2002-10)
    Member of the Board of Schneider Electric
    French Legion of Honor 2007
    German Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Polish Ancestry

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