Lucent exec wins HP CEO race

Carleton 'of the FO' Fiorina beats course favourite, HP's Ann Livermore

Hewlett-Packard today poached the president of Lucent's global service provider business, Carleton Fiorina as its new president and CEO. Fiorina beat HP insider Ann Livermore to the role recently vacated by chairman Lew Platt. Platt will retire from the chairman's post on 31 December. According to reports last month, Livermore was the hot favourite as Platt's successor, heading a shortlist of just three candidates, two of them from outside the company. ®

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