Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Strengthens Leadership Lineup: Tech Trailblazer Bethany Mayer Joins Board of Directors, Rom Kosla Appointed as CIO

Discover how these industry veterans will drive innovation and propel HPE’s growth in the ever-evolving technology landscape.

In a strategic move to reinforce its position as a global technology leader, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has made significant additions to its workforce. The company proudly announces the appointment of Bethany Mayer to its board of directors, along with the selection of Rom Kosla as the new chief information officer (CIO).

Bethany Mayer, a distinguished figure in the technology industry, brings a wealth of expertise to HPE’s board of directors. Mayer’s illustrious career includes her role as the former president and CEO of Ixia, where she showcased her visionary leadership in networking and cybersecurity. Recognized as a technology maven, Mayer has served as an executive advisor to Siris Capital since 2018, further cementing her influence in the field.

Mayer’s accomplishments extend beyond her time at Ixia. She successfully spearheaded the growth and expansion of Hewlett-Packard Company’s networking business, serving as the senior vice president and general manager prior to joining Ixia. Her strategic acumen played a pivotal role in fortifying the company’s position in the highly competitive networking market.

Patricia Russo, chair of the board of directors at HPE, expressed her admiration for Mayer’s exceptional abilities, stating, “Bethany has demonstrated a remarkable ability to navigate the dynamic and complex technology landscape while driving business growth.” With her extensive experience in both public and private company boards, Mayer is poised to make invaluable contributions to HPE’s strategic direction.

Joining Mayer in this momentous announcement is Rom Kosla, who assumes the vital role of chief information officer (CIO) at HPE. Kosla brings a wealth of experience from his previous positions, most notably as the executive vice president, IT, and CIO of Retail Business Services, the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA. Kosla’s successful tenure as a senior vice president and CIO of corporate and enterprise solutions at PepsiCo further underscores his prowess in leading digital transformation initiatives.

Expressing his enthusiasm for joining HPE, Kosla stated, “I’m excited to join HPE at this pivotal moment for its business. Continuous innovation in the IT estate is critical to the engagement of an organization’s stakeholders.” He emphasized HPE’s commitment to enhancing customer and partner experiences, as well as fostering a collaborative environment for its team members.

With Mayer’s appointment to the board of directors and Kosla assuming the role of CIO, HPE is poised to leverage their expertise to drive innovation and propel the company’s growth in the ever-evolving technology landscape. The addition of these seasoned leaders further solidifies HPE’s position as a trailblazer in the industry and sets the stage for future success.