Apple appoints Levinson as chairman

Apple has named its long-standing board member Arthur Levinson as the company’s non-executive chairman of the board.

Apple has named  board member Arthur Levinson as the company’s non-executive chairman.

Levison will take-up the position left vacant following the death of Steve Jobs last month. He has sat on Apple’s board for ten years and is the chairman of biotechnology company Grenetech.

The company has also appointed Disney boss Robert Iger to its board of directors.

“Art has made enormous contributions to Apple since he joined the board in 2000,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s 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.”

Levison said: “I am honoured to be named chairman of Apple’s board and welcome Bob to our team.”

Levison is also a director of Amyris, NGM Biopharmaceuticals, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He currently serves on the Board of Scientific Consultants of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre and the Advisory Council for the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics.


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