The 10 Most Influential Executives Of 2011

7. Meg Whitman

President and CEO


The former eBay CEO gets the IT business and the channel. Whitman has won over partners by pledging early on to support HP's bread-and-butter legacy hardware products and then backing that up with a decision to scrap a onetime look at spinning off the PC business. She's off to a great start. Look for more steady and consistent moves that build on HP's legacy as an end-to-end provider of IT products and services.


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