Media event set for September 9, launch likely ~10 days later.
Andrea Jung Joins Apple's Board Of Directors
"Andrea is a strong CEO and marketer and we look forward to benefiting from her insights and experience as a member of Apples board, said Steve Jobs, Apples CEO. Andrea will be our eighth board member, and I think she will add a new dimension to our already lively board discussions.
"Apple is clearly one of the most innovative companies in the world today," said Andrea Jung, chairman and chief executive officer of Avon Products. I feel privileged to join this exciting and dynamic team and look forward to working closely with Steve and the board during the next phase of Apples growth.
At Avon, Andrea is responsible for developing and executing all of the companys long-term growth strategies, launching new brand initiatives, developing earnings opportunities for women worldwide, and defining Avon as the premier direct seller of beauty products. She was elected president of global marketing in 1996, an executive vice president in 1997, president and a director of the company in 1998, chief operating officer from 1998 to 1999, chief executive officer in 1999 and chairman of the board in 2001. Previously, she was executive vice president of Neiman Marcus and a senior vice president for I. Magnin.
Andrea is a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University, is fluent in Mandarin and was the first woman elected chair of the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association in March 2001, a role she held until early 2005.
She joins fellow board members Bill Campbell (Chairman and former CEO of Intuit), Millard Drexler (Chairman and CEO of J. Crew), Albert Gore (Former Vice President of the United States), Steve Jobs (CEO, Apple), Arthur D. Levinson Ph.D (Chairman and CEO of Genentech), Dr. Eric Schmidt (CEO of Google), and Jerry York (Chairman, President, and CEO of Harwinton Capital)