Former Boeing CFO becomes 8th Director of the Board.
Apple added another director to its board. Apple today announced that James A. Bell, former chief financial officer and corporate president of Boeing, has been elected to Apple’s board of directors.
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James Bell brings more than four decades of experience in finance, strategic planning and leadership in complex organizations. During his 38-year career at Boeing, he also oversaw Boeing Capital Corporation and Boeing Shared Services, and was interim CEO of The Boeing Company in 2005.
“James brings a wealth of global, financial and industrial experience from his successful career at Boeing as corporate president and CFO,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “I am thrilled to welcome him to Apple’s board of directors and I look forward to working with him.”
“We look for outstanding individuals to strengthen our board’s breadth of talent and depth of knowledge, and we are very happy to have identified a fantastic person in James Bell,” said Art Levinson, Apple’s chairman. “I’m confident that he will make many important contributions to Apple.”
“I am an avid user of Apple products and have a tremendous respect for the company’s ability to innovate,” said Bell. “I am delighted to join the Apple board and look forward to contributing to its continued success in any way I can.”
Bell is also a member of the board of directors of JP Morgan Chase, Dow Chemical Company, CDW, and a Trustee of Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center. He has also worked with New Leaders for New Schools to help develop talented teachers and principals, and served on many community-based boards. Bell attended California State University, Los Angeles where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
Apple's Board of directors includes:
Arthur D. Levinson, Ph. D.
Chairman of the Board, Apple
Former Chairman and CEO Genentech
Albert Gore Jr.
Former Vice President of the United States
Robert A. Iger
Chairman and CEO The Walt Disney Company
President and CEO Grameen America, Inc.
Ronald D. Sugar, Ph. D.
Former Chairman and CEO Northrop Grumman
Susan L. Wagner
Co-founder and Director BlackRock
James A. Bell
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Former CFO and Corporate President The Boeing Company