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Meg Whitman steps down as HP Enterprise CEO

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Meg Whitman is stepping down as CEO of HP Enterprise early next year, and will be succeeded by current company president Antonio Neri.

Why it matters: This marks the end of Whitman's complicated second act, after having previously served as CEO of eBay during its stratospheric growth. She helped Hewlett-Packard navigate the broader tech industry's move to the cloud, but her early decision to hold onto the PC business was effectively scrapped in 2014 when she decided to split the company in half (she chaired the board of PC/printer-focused HP Inc. until this past summer).