TIME magazine’s annual “100 Most Influential People” list has been published, and Apple CEO Tim Cook has made the list.
Cook’s segment was written by John Lewis, a civil rights leader and Democratic Congressman from Georgia. The chief executive last made TIME’s list in 2012, less than one year after the passing of Steve Jobs.
Lewis’ writeup discusses Cook’s time at Apple, which has been marked by increasing profits, and also increasing social responsibility:
“It could not have been easy for Tim Cook to step into the immense shadow cast by the late Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs. But with grace and courage and an unabashed willingness to be his own man, Tim has pushed Apple to unimaginable profitability—and greater social responsibility. He is setting a new standard for what business can do in the world. Tim is unwavering in his support of an individual’s right to privacy and is not only embracing equality and LGBT rights but advocating for change through his words and actions. His commitment to renewable energy is also leaving our planet a little cleaner and a little greener for generations yet unborn.”
Other tech executives making the list include YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun.
The entire “100 Most Influential People” list can be read at the TIME website.