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HP CEO Meg Whitman says 'the reports of me joining Uber have been greatly exaggerated'

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By Shawn Lim | Reporter, Asia Pacific

July 31, 2017 | 4 min read

The president and chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise has come out strongly to debunk rumors that she was close to leaving the Palo Alto-based company to join Uber as its CEO.

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Meg Whitman has denied reports that she is joining Uber as its CEO

In posts on LinkedIn and Twitter last Friday, Meg Whitman said reports about her leaving Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and joining the ride-sharing giant have been greatly exaggerated.

“Normally I do not comment on rumors, but the speculation about my future and Uber has become a distraction. So let me make this as clear as I can,” said Whitman.

“I am fully committed to HPE and plan to remain the company's CEO. We have a lot of work still to do at HPE and I am not going anywhere.”

“Uber's CEO will not be Meg Whitman.”

The statement by Whitman came after Bloomberg published an article two days earlier, which claimed that the American was at the top of the list of people that Uber had drawn up for its CEO position.

Uber’s former CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down in June after the company’s major shareholders demanded his resignation.

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