Apple on Tuesday announced Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, has been elected to Apple’s board of directors.
During Gorsky’s tenure as CEO and chairman, Johnson & Johnson has become the world’s largest healthcare company.
In a statement, Apple CEO Tim Cook called Gorsky a “visionary in healthcare,” and said that Apple will benefit from his expertise.
“Alex has long been a visionary in healthcare, applying his tremendous insight, experience, and passion for technology to the cause of improving lives and building healthier communities,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re excited to welcome him to Apple’s board of directors, and I know that all of us will benefit from his leadership and expertise.”
Gorksy said that it is an honor to join the Apple board of directors and be a part of a “values-led company,” and that he believes in technology’s potential to improve lives.
“I’ve long shared Apple’s belief that technology has the potential to improve lives and create healthier communities,” said Alex Gorsky. “It’s an honor to join Apple’s board of directors, and to be part of a values-led company that’s constantly innovating to both enable and enhance the way we live.”
Gorsky began his tenure at Johnson & Johnson in 1988, accumulating a broad range of experience in sales, management, and marketing before becoming CEO in 2012.
Gorsky joins other Apple board members that include Arthur D. Levinson, James A. Bell, Albert Gore, Andrea Jung, Monica Lozano, Ronald D. Sugar, and Susan L. Wagner.