Apple appoints Arthur Levinson as chairman
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.