Apple appoints Arthur Levinson as chairman

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By John Glenday, Reporter

November 16, 2011 | 1 min read

Apple has appointed Arthur Levinson, a trusted board member at the technology firm, as its non-executive chairman – a role which will require levinson to fill the not inconsiderable boots of Steve Jobs.

Jobs had been in the position for just two months – fulfilling a role which had been specially created for him when he stepped down as chief executive in August.

Levinson is regarded as a loyal Apple supporter after electing to retain his board seat at Apple in favour of Google when asked to relinquish one or the other by a 2009 federal investigation.

In a statement Levinson said: “Apple is always focused on out-innovating itself ... and that is something I am very proud to be a part of.”

In a separate appointment Robert Iger, president of Walt Disney, was appointed as a director.

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