Cupertino, Calif. – Technology giant Apple has named Arthur Levinson as its non-executive chairman, filling the vacancy created when co-founder Steve Jobs died last month.

Levinson (pictured, left), the chairman and former chief executive officer of Genentech, had been a co-lead director of the Cupertino-based company’s board since 2005, serving on all three board committees – audit and finance, nominating and corporate governance, and compensation. He will continue to serve on the audit committee.

Apple also announced that Robert Iger (pictured, right), president and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company, will join its board and will serve on the audit committee.

This article was also published in Bay Area Tech Wire.

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