Apple names Arthur Levinson as chairman


Apple has announced Arthur Levinson as the tech giant's chairman of the board, following the death of Steve Jobs.

Levinson is chairman of drug manufacturer Genentech and was co-lead director of Apple's board from 2005. He was also once on the board at Google.

"Art has made enormous contributions to Apple since he joined the board in 2000," said Tim Cook, Apple CEO. "He has been our longest serving co-lead director, and his insight and leadership are incredibly valuable to Apple, our employees and our shareholders."

I am confident they have the leadership and vision to ensure Apple's continued momentum and success.

Levinson said he was "honoured" to be named chairman. "Apple is always focused on out-innovating itself through the delivery of truly innovative products that simplify and improve our lives, and that is something I am very proud to be a part of," he added.

Apple also confirmed the appointment of Bob Iger, president and CEO of Walt Disney, as a new Apple board member. Steve Jobs was also on the board of Walt Disney.

"Apple has achieved unprecedented success by consistently creating high quality, truly innovative products, and I am extremely pleased to join the board of such a wonderful company," Iger said.

"Over the years, I have come to know and admire the management team, now ably led by Tim Cook, and I am confident they have the leadership and vision to ensure Apple's continued momentum and success."

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