Apple Announces James Bell is Joining Board of Directors

Apple has today announced that James Bell, former chief financial officer and corporate president of The Boeing Company, has joined its Board of Directors. He has more than 40 years of experience in finance, strategic planning and leadership in complex organizations, as he oversaw Boeing Capital Corporation and Boeing Shared Services, and was interim CEO of The Boeing Company in 2005.


Bell fills an opening left by Millard Drexler, who retired from Apple’s Board of Directors in January.

“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 already a member of the board of directors of JP Morgan Chase, Dow Chemical Company, and CDW, and is a Trustee of Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center.

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