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Meg Whitman: Uber's New CEO Not Her, She Tweets

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In this photo taken Nov. 2, 2015, Hewlett Packard Enterprise President and CEO Meg Whitman is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

By    |   Friday, 28 Jul 2017 12:45 PM

Meg Whitman said Uber's CEO would not be her when the chief of Hewlett Packard Enterprise tweeted on Thursday, slamming reports that she was one of six candidates being considered to take over as CEO for Uber.

"Normally I do not comment on rumors, but the speculation about my future and Uber has become a distraction," she tweeted.

"So let me make this as clear as I can. 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."

Rumors emerged earlier this week that Whitman may head up Uber after Bloomberg reported information disclosed by two employees from the car hire company, stating the company would have a new CEO within weeks.

The report said six candidates had been shortlisted and Whitman was believed to be one of them after she was spotted meeting with management from Uber.

Fuelling these rumors was the announcement that Whitman had stepped down as chairwoman from HP’s board of directors on Wednesday, although she remained CEO of HPE.

However, HPE spokesperson, Howard Clabo, told Bloomberg that Whitman was "fully committed to HPE and plans to stay with the company until her work is done."

Travis Kalanick stepped down as CEO of Uber in June amid pressure from some of Uber’s largest shareholders.

According to The New York Times, a letter was presented to Kalanick in which investors asked that he immediately leave, adding the company required a change in leadership.

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