Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Apple CEO named president Arthur Levinson

The U.S. technology company Apple today named deputy president of the company to Arthur Levinson , co-director of its board of directors since 2005, the company said in a statement.

The position previously was held by Steve Jobs, the co-founder, who died on October 5 .

Also Robert Iger, president and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, will be a new member of the board of directors.

Iger and Jobs became close friends since the two worked together since 2006, when Disney bought Pixar Animation Studios, the company that Jobs was CEO.

"Art has made tremendous contributions to Apple since it joined the Council in 2000," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "It was the longest person who served as co-director of the Council, and his knowledge and leadership are incredibly valued by Apple, its employees and its shareholders," he added.

Iger about the company leader said he is confident that it will be "an outstanding addition" to the Board of Directors, and said that his strategic vision in front of Disney is based on three pillars: creating the best possible creative content, enhance the innovation and the latest technologies and expand into new markets.

Cook believes that these strategies "fit" perfectly into Apple.
Just Iger announced in October that he will leave his positions as president and CEO of Disney in March 2015.

Iger replaced in March next year to John Pepper as chief executive of the board, a position he will remain until June 2016 when its functions completely stop in front of the company.


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