HP has announced a series of changes aimed at removing layers of management and reflecting a new focus on the Chinese and Indian markets.
Ann Livermore, head of HP's Enterprise Services division, is to step down once a successor can be found, and take a seat on the board.
"Ann's distinguished role as a leader of our largest business, deep relationships with our most important customers, institutional knowledge of the company and its employees, and insights on the technology industry will be tremendous assets to our board of directors," said Ray Lane, non-executive chairman of HP's board.
Also leaving the company from today are chief administration officer Pete Bocian and chief information officer Randy Mott. HP hopes to combine most of the two jobs into a single role, which has yet to be filled.
Livermore's move will mean that Dave Donatelli, who heads up HP's Enterprise Servers and Storage divisions, Bill Veghte who runs HP Software, and Jan Zadak, head of global sales, will now report directly to chief executive Léo Apotheker.
"These businesses play a vital role in our continued growth and success, and as such, Dave, Bill and Jan will report directly to me and help drive the overall direction for HP," said Apotheker.
"In our ongoing effort to accelerate our strategy, we will continue to make the necessary changes that streamline our operations, drive focus and agility, and position us for success."
The vendor has also appointed Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP's Personal Systems Group, and Vyomesh Joshi, executive vice president of Imaging and Printing, as regional heads for China and India respectively as part of an increasing focus on growing markets.
"Apotheker is clearly restructuring the company more along the lines of its being about him running things, rather than Mark Hurd's distributed design. It's a lot closer to Carly Fiorina's management structure," Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group, told V3.co.uk.
"This is all about consolidating control and getting rid of Hurd's loyalists. It's a smart move considering the considerable competition HP faces."
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