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Tim Cook

Tim Cook is Apple’s CEO and serves on the company’s Board of Directors. As chief executive, he has overseen the introduction of innovative new products and services including iPhone X, Apple Watch, iPad Pro, HomePod, AirPods, Apple Pay, Apple Music, and Apple TV 4K. 

Under his leadership, Apple initiated a program to match employee donations to charitable organizations, is advancing inclusion and diversity efforts, and supports underserved schools in the U.S. where technology can have a tremendous impact. The company recently announced all of its global facilities are powered with 100 percent clean energy and Apple is also working to help partners become more energy efficient and transition to 100 percent clean energy.

Before being named CEO in 2011, Cook was Apple's chief operating officer and was responsible for all of the company’s worldwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Apple’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division.

Prior to joining Apple, Cook was vice president of corporate materials at Compaq and chief operating officer of the Reseller Division at Intelligent Electronics. He also spent 12 years with IBM, ending as director of North American fulfillment.

In April, Cook was named to Fortune’s World's 50 Greatest Leaders list. Apple has ranked #1 on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for the past 11 years, including each year he has been CEO—and was recently named World’s Most Innovative Company by Fast Company.

Cook earned a BS in industrial engineering from Auburn University and an MBA from Duke University, graduating as a Fuqua Scholar in 1988. He was elected to the Duke University Board of Trustees in 2015.

May 2018