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Steve Jobs abandona cargo de CEO da Apple

Não é desconhecido do público em geral que Jobs estava de baixa médica devido a doença de prolongada, que o persegue desde há uns anos para cá. Numa noite que aparentava ser calma no mundo da tecnologia, eis que cai uma bomba: Steve Jobs deixa cargo de CEO (presidente administrativo) da Apple.

A notícia foi anunciada ao mundo através de um press release por parte da Apple. Nessa nota é dado conhecimento que Steve Jobs decidiu deixar o cargo de CEO da Apple e que este passou para as mãos de Tim Cook, já encarregue dessa função enquanto Jobs se mantinha em baixa médica.

Press Release

Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple

Tim Cook Named CEO and Jobs Elected Chairman of the Board

CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apple’s Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, as the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately.

“Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.” “Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company,” said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple’s Board. “Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.”

“The Board has complete confidence that Tim is the right person to be our next CEO,” added Levinson. “Tim’s 13 years of service to Apple have been marked by outstanding performance, and he has demonstrated remarkable talent and sound judgment in everything he does.”

Jobs submitted his resignation to the Board today and strongly recommended that the Board implement its succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO.

As COO, Cook was previously 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 and played a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.

 

Resta-nos apenas deixar um desejo de melhoras ao Steve Jobs, para este novo desafio na sua vida, que é a luta contra a doença.

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