Apple has named Arthur D Levinson as chairman of it board of directors, replacing the late Steve Jobs in the role, and has also appointed Disney CEO Robert Iger as a director.
Levinson is chairman of Genentech and a member of the Roche board of directors. He joined Genentech as a research scientist in 1980 and served as Genentech’s CEO from 1995 to 2009. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 scientific articles and has been a named inventor on 11 US patents.
“Art has made enormous contributions to Apple since he joined the board in 2000,” says Apple CEO Tim Cook. He says he and Iger have got to “know one another very well over the past few years”, adding that “his strategic vision for Disney is based on three fundamentals: generating the best creative content possible, fostering innovation and utilising the latest technology, and expanding into new markets around the world which makes him a great fit for Apple”. — Staff reporter, TechCentral
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