Johnson & Johnson Chairman Alex Gorsky Joins Apple's Board of Directors

Apple today announced that Alex Gorsky, the chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, has joined its board of directors.

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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 board of directors 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 has been at Johnson & Johnson since 1988, working in sales, management, and marketing before he was named CEO in 2012. He is set to step down as CEO of the company on January 3, 2022, but will continue to serve as executive chairman.

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.

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sta66s Avatar
33 months ago
CEO of objectively awful company that routinely ignored knowledge that its products were grossly harmful to children has joined Apple. great!
Score: 55 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Seoras Avatar
33 months ago
Coincidentally I read this article yesterday ('https://science.slashdot.org/story/21/11/08/2348211/unsealed-emails-show-how-jj-shaped-report-on-talcs-links-to-cancer')about J&J being in big poo over their talc being potentially carcinogenic and their attempts to keep that off the warnings on the talc's labelling, for nearly 40 years...
You'd think he'd have his hands too full back in his own house to have time for Apple.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
trickness Avatar
33 months ago
I wonder if he’ll only work for two months like that J&J vaccine they shot in my arm.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
canadianreader Avatar
33 months ago

CEO of objectively awful company that routinely ignored knowledge that its products were grossly harmful to children has joined Apple. great!
The 1% care only about the money.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chrissybear Avatar
33 months ago
Big Tech partnering with Big Pharma?
Nothing to see here - move along…
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Millsnerd Avatar
33 months ago
Another salesman play-acting like he's saving the world. It's encouraging that more and more people see through the PR spin.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)