Dion Weisler, the CEO of computer manufacturer HP, is leaving the company. The director leaves because of "health problems within the family", the company reports in a press release.

Weisler is succeeded by Enrique Lores, who now leads the HP printer division. Lores will take over the tasks from November 1 this year. Weisler will remain involved with HP until April 2020, when the new annual figures are presented.

The CEO has worked at HP since 2012. In 2015, Weisler made the move as head of the consumer branch from HP to CEO.

In 2015, HP was split into two companies. The PC and printer branch was led by Weisler, while the business branch (HP Enterprise) was led by former HP CEO Meg Whitman. Whitman left not much later to work on the video platform Quibi.

The new HP director Lores has been with HP for thirty years and started as a trainee with a development team. Last year, Lores was involved with the team that designed a printer for use on board the International Space Station.