Tim Cook wants to change things, now one member has stepped down
Tim Cook, as CEO of Apple, has been working hard to bring Apple into the future, while moving away from the Steve Jobs shadow that has been hovering over him. According to recent reports, he is looking to make major changes by changing things up on the board of directors by bringing in fresh faces that will be helpful in their efforts to continue innovations.
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Those changes are already starting, though, as Bill Campbell, the longest standing board member has now stepped down. After 17 years on the board, and even longer with the company, he has decided that his time at the company is done. In a statement on his departure, he said that it has “been exciting to watch history unfold...Working with Steve and Tim has been a joy.” He made sure to also point out that he strongly believes in Cook’s ability to lead the company into the future.
As a replacement, Sue L Wagner is going to be joining the board. She is the director and co-founder of the investment firm BlackRock and is seen as a true pioneer in the industry. She has a lot of experience with mergers and acquisitions, which is important to Apple in a time when they are purchasing more companies than ever to help expand the company and keep them on the edge.
When we will see more changes remains to be seen. There are no doubt major changes coming to the company as those who were loyal to Steve Jobs step down and Cook brings in an even more diverse group. With their most innovative products yet on the horizon, this is certainly an exciting time.
Source: Apple Balla