Uber's biggest investor has not given up on Meg Whitman as CEO, sources say

Meg Whitman, chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard (HP), on July 6, 2016.

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Meg Whitman, chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard (HP), on July 6, 2016.

Meg Whitman, the CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, is still being pushed by Uber’s biggest investor as a candidate for the company’s open CEO position, according to two sources close to the matter.

Whitman publicly denied she wanted the job on July 27 when she tweeted, “Uber’s CEO will not be Meg Whitman.”

But two sources familiar with the CEO search process tell CNBC that Uber investor Benchmark is still telling people that she is a potential…

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