>> Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Tuesday said it's CEO Meg Whitman will step down and will hand the reigns to the company's President Antonio Neri who will take over on February 1st. The news sending the company stock down 7.5% in trading after the closing bell. The departure marks the end of what's been widely seen as a successful tenure during a turbulent time at the company.
Whitman engineered the biggest breakup in corporate history during her six years as CEO, splitting the company into two separate parts after the collapse of the PC market. This summer, rumors swirled that Whitman might become Uber's CEO, but she publicly denied interest in the job. Before heading HPE Whitman ran for governor of California in 2010 on the Republican ticket, but lost to Democrat Jerry Brown.
There's been some speculation that she may run for President of the United States. In the meantime Whitman will remain on HPE's board of directors.>> What they wanted to do.