Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has named board member Arthur Levinson as its chairman. He fills a vacancy left open when Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died last month. Levinson has been a co-lead director of Apple’s board since 2005.
Levinson received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington and earned a doctorate in Biochemical Sciences from Princeton University.
“He has been our longest serving co-lead director, and his insight and leadership are incredibly valuable to Apple, our employees and our shareholders.” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
“I am honored to be named chairman of Apple’s board and welcome Bob to our team,” said Art Levinson.
Apple also announced that Robert A. Iger, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, will join Apple’s board. In accepting a seat on the board, Iger will be joining Cook, Intuit’s William Campbell, J.Crew’s Millard S. Drexler, Albert Gore, Jr., Avon’s Andrew Jung, and Northop’s Ronald Sugar.