Apple announced on Tuesday afternoon Alex Gorsky, the CEO and chairman of Johnson & Johnson has been elected to its board of directors.
“Alex has long been a visionary in healthcare, applying his tremendous insight, experience, and passion for technology to the cause of improving lives and building healthier communities,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, in a statement. “We’re excited to welcome him to Apple’s board of directors, and I know that all of us will benefit from his leadership and expertise.”
“As a thoughtful and passionate leader, Alex has helped bring cutting-edge technologies to some of healthcare’s most urgent and complex challenges,” said Arthur Levinson, Apple’s chairman, in a statement. “His voice and vision will help Apple continue to make a positive impact on people’s lives through the power of technology.”
“I’ve long shared Apple’s belief that technology has the potential to improve lives and create healthier communities,” added Gorsky. “It’s an honor to join Apple’s board of directors, and to be part of a values-led company that’s constantly innovating to both enable and enhance the way we live.”
Gorsky become CEO at the healthcare company in 2012 and has been employed at the latter since 1988, leading a worldwide team of over 130,000 employees. Gorsky is also on the boards of IBM, Travis Manion Foundation, and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Apple’s board of directors include Arthur D. Levinson, James Bell, Tim Cook, Al Gore, Andrea Jung, Monica Lozano, Ronald Sugar and Susan Wagner.