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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Tim Cook Biography Apple New CEO

Tim Cook Biography Apple New CEO
 Timothy "Tim" D. Cook is the new CEO of Apple Inc., having joined the company in March 1998. His primary responsibility is managing day-to-day operations at the company.

Tim grew up in Robertsdale, Alabama. His father was a shipyard worker, while his mother was a homemaker. Cook earned a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University in 1982, and his M.B.A. from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business in 1988.

Cook spent six months at Compaq as VP for Corporate Materials before he was hired by Steve Jobs to join Apple. He initially served as Senior Vice President for Worldwide Operations. Prior to that, Cook served as the chief operating officer (COO) of the computer reseller division of Intelligent Electronics and spent 12 years in IBM's personal computer business as the director of North American Fulfillment. Cook is credited with pulling Apple out of manufacturing by closing factories and warehouses around the world. This helped the company reduce inventory levels and streamline its supply chain, dramatically increasing margins.In January 2007, Cook was promoted to COO. Cook served as Apple CEO for two months in 2004, when Steve Jobs was recovering from pancreatic cancer surgery. Cook also serves on the Board of directors of Nike.
In 2009 Cook again served as Apple CEO for several months while Steve Jobs took a leave of absence for a liver transplant.
In January 2011, Apple's Board of Directors approved a third medical leave of absence, requested by Steve Jobs. During that time, Tim Cook was responsible for most of Apple’s day-to-day operations while CEO Steve Jobs made most major decisions. On August 24, 2011, Tim Cook was promoted to CEO of Apple following the resignation of Steve Jobs. 


Cook is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys hiking, cycling, and going to the gym. He regularly begins sending emails at 4:30 a.m. and used to hold Sunday night staff meetings by telephone to prepare for the next week. In 2011 he was named to the top spot on Out Magazine's Fifth Annual Top 50 list.

While giving the 2010 commencement speech at Auburn University, Cook emphasized the importance of intuition in guiding his life's biggest choices, and followed by stating that preparation and hard work are also necessary to execute on that intuition


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