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Apple moves Arthur Levinson to Chairman, adds Bob Iger to the Board

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Apple is bumping up Arthur D. Levinson (pictured) to the top spot, as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and is announcing that Disney's Bob Iger is joining the Board as well.

Arthur Levinson
Arthur Levinson

Apple is bumping up Arthur D. Levinson (pictured) to Chairman of the Board of Directors, the spot formerly occupied by Steve Jobs, and is announcing that Disney's Bob Iger is joining the Board as well. Levinson has been on the board since 2000. "He has been our longest serving co-lead director, and his insight and leadership are incredibly valuable to Apple, our employees and our shareholders," said Tim Cook in the press release announcing the move. Of Iger, CEO of Disney, Tim had this to say: "His strategic vision for Disney is based on three fundamentals: generating the best creative content possible, fostering innovation and utilizing the latest technology, and expanding into new markets around the world which makes him a great fit for Apple." Arthur is a former research scientist, and also serves as Chairman of Genentech.