Published On: Fri, Jul 18th, 2014

Susan L. Wanger elected as Apple’s board of directors


The Californian giant Apple has disclosed that Susan L. Wanger has been elected to Apple’s board of directors. He has been elected as Bill Campbell; the longest serving member of the board is retiring after 17 years of successful service. Wanger is the founding partner and director of BlackRock as asset Management Company. She will continue to serve on the boards of BlackRock and DSP BlackRock (India), as well as Swiss Re, Wellesley College and Hackley School.

A graduate from Wellesley College with B.A English and Economics, she did her MBA in finance from the University of Chicago. She has also been listed in the Fortune Magazine’s list of 50 most powerful Women in business. At her company she focuses on women initiative network.

“Sue is a pioneer in the financial industry and we are excited to welcome her to Apple’s board of directors,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We believe her strong experience, especially in M&A and building a global business across both developed and emerging markets; will be extremely valuable as Apple continues to grow around the world.”

Susan L. Wanger , said, “I have always admired Apple for its innovative products and dynamic leadership team, and I’m honoured to be joining their board. I have tremendous respect for Tim, Art and the other board members, and I look forward to working with them.”

Bill Campbell is associated with Apple since 1983. He joined the company as vice president of marketing. On his retirement, Cook said, “Bill’s contributions to Apple are immeasurable and we owe him a huge debt of gratitude. On behalf of the board and the entire company, I want to thank him for being a leader, a mentor and a friend. When Bill joined Apple’s board, the company was on the brink of collapse. He not only helped Apple survive, but he’s led us to a level of success that was simply unimaginable back in 1997.”

“Over the past 17 years, it’s been exciting to watch history unfold as Apple emerged as the premier technology company in the world. Working with Steve and Tim has been a joy. The company today is in the best shape that I have seen it, and Tim’s leadership of his strong team will allow Apple to continue to be great going forward,” said Campbell.

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Susan L. Wanger elected as Apple’s board of directors