Apple Appoints Arthur Levinson as Chairman of the Board

When Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO at Apple in August, he became the Cupertino-based company’s first Chairman of the Board until his passing in early October. It appears that Apple will be continuing to fill this position after Jobs’ passing, having appointed Arthur Levinson, former CEO of biotech company Genentech, into this position. Levinson has been a member of Apple’s Board of Directors since 2000, previously serving as co-lead director with Andrea Jung.

In 2009, Levinson was forced to resign from Google’s Board of Directors after growing differences between the Mountain View-based company and Apple. Bob Iger, President and CEO of Disney, will also be joining Apple’s Board of Directors. Iger had a close relationship with Steve Jobs on Disney and Pixar’s Board. On a lighter note, does anyone else think that Arthur Levinson looks very similar to the eery Ben Linus from the TV series LOST?


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