HP announces board members for split company

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A host of new faces join from 1 November

HP has announced the boards that will serve the split company from 1 November. Each board will include members of the current HP board, as well as several new directors chosen after a review of personal and professional qualifications needed to serve the specific needs of the two new companies.

Upon completion of the separation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise will provide the technology solutions “customers need to optimise their traditional IT, while helping them build a secure, cloud-enabled, mobile-ready infrastructure that is uniquely suited to their needs”, said HP. Hewlett Packard Enterprise will be led by current HP chief executive officer Meg Whitman.

HP Inc. will be a personal systems and printing company with a “strong innovation pipeline across areas such as 3D printing and new computing experiences”, HP said. HP Inc. will be led Dion Weisler, who currently runs the Printing and Personal Systems Group at HP.

The board of directors of Hewlett Packard Enterprise will be chaired by Pat Russo, who joined the HP board in 2011 and currently serves as its lead independent director. Russo previously served as chief executive officer of Alcatel-Lucent, as well as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Lucent Technologies.

In addition to Russo, the Hewlett Packard Enterprise board of directors is expected to include:

Dan Ammann, President, General Motors

Marc Andreessen, Co-founder, AH Capital Management, LLC

Michael J. Angelakis, Senior Advisor to the Executive Management Committee, Comcast Corporation; former Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, Comcast Corporation

Leslie A. Brun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sarr Group, LLC

Pamela Carter, former President, Cummins Distribution

Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alcoa Inc.

Raymond J. Lane, Partner Emeritus, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Ann M. Livermore, former Executive Vice President, HP Enterprise Business

Raymond E. Ozzie, Chief Executive Officer, Talko Inc.

Gary M. Reiner, Operating Partner, General Atlantic

Lip-Bu Tan, Chairman, Walden International; President and Chief Executive Officer, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Meg Whitman, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, HP

Andreessen, Kleinfeld, Lane, Livermore, Ozzie, Reiner and Russo all currently serve as members of the board of directors of HP.

meg HPMeg Whitman will chair the board of directors for HP Inc. “The post-separation boards for both Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. comprise leaders with some of the most diverse backgrounds and professional experiences I’ve seen in my career,” said Whitman. “I’m confident that these boards will successfully serve the needs of both companies and their shareholders at a defining moment in time.”

In addition to Whitman, the HP Inc. board of directors is expected to include:

Shumeet Banerji, Founder, Condorcet, LP; former Chief Executive Officer, Booz & Company, Inc.

Carl Bass, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Autodesk, Inc.

Robert R. Bennett, Managing Director, Hilltop Investments, LLC; former President and Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Media Corporation

Charles V. “Chip” Bergh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Levi Strauss & Co.

Stacy Brown-Philpot, Chief Operating Officer, TaskRabbit, Inc.

Stephanie A. Burns, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dow Corning Corporation

Mary Anne Citrino, Senior Advisor, Blackstone

Rajiv Gupta, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Rohm and Haas Company

Stacey Mobley, former Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, DuPont

Subra Suresh, President, Carnegie Mellon University

Dion Weisler, Executive Vice President, HP

Banerji, Bennett and Gupta currently serve on the board of directors of HP.