Meg Whitman to Step Down as Hewlett Packard Enterprise C.E.O.

Meg Whitman is stepping down as chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise six years after joining its corporate predecessor, Hewlett-Packard, and leading a turnaround effort that split the Silicon Valley corporate icon in two.

Ms. Whitman, 61, will retire in February, the company said on Tuesday. She will be succeeded by Antonio Neri, 50, Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s president.

Ms. Whitman took the helm at Hewlett-Packard in 2011, nine months after joining the company’s board, inheriting a fix-it problem and delivering mixed results.