Léo Apotheker (born September 18, 1953, in Aachen, Germany) is a German business executive. He served briefly as the chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard from November 2010 until his firing in September 2011. He also served as co-chief executive officer of SAP from April 2008 until he resigned in February 2010 following a decision by that company to not renew his contract.
During his tenure as chief executive at HP, the company lost more than $30 billion in market capitalization after a series of strategic missteps by the company, leading to his resignation. At SAP, which he joined in 1988 and where he spent more than twenty years, he played an instrumental role in developing and implementing a number of significant changes.
Apotheker currently sits on the board of Schneider Electric SA, Steria, and PlaNet Finance - a non-profit organization. He previously served on the Board of Directors of GT Nexus. Apotheker is fluent in five languagesâGerman, Dutch, French, English and Hebrew.
- 1953-09-18) 18 September 1953 (age 60), Aachen, Germany
- Hebrew University
- Board member, Schneider Electric SA
- Known for
- CEO, Hewlett-Packard, 2010-2011), CEO, SAP AG, 2008-2010)
- Board member of
- Schneider Electric SA, Steria, GT Nexus, PlaNet Finance