Meg Whitman has said it is "steady as she goes" for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) in the face of global currency and market volatility, while speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
In an interview with CNBC, Whitman said she is feeling good, and shrugged off the recent market shift and ongoing currency issues. She said she "can't control the market" so is instead focused on doing the best she can as HPE's boss.
Global markets have suffered the worst start to the year since the Great Depression, according to The Times. Currency fluctuations have also caused a headache for global businesses in recent months.
Whitman (pictured) admitted the recent performance of global markets has been a shock but said she remains optimistic.
"What's happened in the last three weeks is a bit breathtaking. I've not seen anything quite like this," she said. "It's pretty remarkable, actually.
"It is our job to deliver results. I can't control the market but what I can do is make sure we show up with customers, we have the right tech, we fight for every sale and that we do all we can as a leadership team."
She added that the recent shift on global markets may have an impact on any potential acquisitions HPE intends to make.
"We do have $11.5bn cash on our balance sheet and a lot of companies don't have the strength of position on the balance sheet that we do, and you've seen some of that movement in the marketplace. So we will keep our eyes out [for acquisitions].
"But now, [compared with] even three months ago, whatever we were thinking about [buying] would have to be a lot less expensive than it was three months ago because the market has changed."
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