Meg Whitman is being considered for the Uber CEO job — but she’s unlikely to take it

Meg Whitman, chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard (HP), on July 6, 2016.
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According to sources close to the situation, CEO Meg Whitman is on the short list for Uber's open CEO role.

Whitman has not been formally approached for the role, but was an early investor and has been quietly counseling the company, especially former CEO Travis Kalanick with his management crisis.

But a HP rep says she is committed to her job there: "As Meg has said several times before, she is fully committed to HPE and plans to stay with the company until her work is done."

It's not clear whether she would take an independent board seat if offered, but that also seems unlikely at this time.

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