James A. Bell, fostul CFO – director financiar – si presedinte al diviziei corporate a Boeing, a fost numit astazi in functia de membrul al consiliului director al Apple, adica entitatea care aproba o buna parte dintre actiunile importante ale lui Tim Cook.
James A. Bell ocupa aceasta pozitie dupa ce Millard Drexler s-a retras din activitate in luna ianuarie a acestui an, compania Apple cautand aproape 10 luni de zile un inlocuitor potrivt pentru aceasta pozitie extrem de importanta pentru evolutia sa in urmatorul deceniu.
James A. Bell este un expert financiar, iar compania Apple are nevoie de oameni de acest gen pentru a-si administra mai eficient cele 200 de miliarde din rezerva sa monetara, astfel ca ne putem astepta la mai multe decizii bazate pe latura financiara a lucrurilor.
James Bell Joins Apple’s Board of Directors
CUPERTINO, California — October 1, 2015 — Apple® today announced that James A. Bell, former chief financial officer and corporate president of The Boeing Company, has been elected to Apple’s board of directors. 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 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 revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, the Mac and Apple Watch. Apple’s three software platforms — iOS, OS X and watchOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.