Timothy Donald Cook is an American business executive and industrial engineer. Cook is the chief executive officer of Apple Inc., and previously served as the company’s chief operating officer under its co-founder Steve Jobs.
Cook joined Apple in March 1998 as a senior vice president for worldwide operations, and then served as the executive vice president for worldwide sales and operations. He was made the chief executive on August 24, 2011, prior to Jobs’ death in October of that year. During his tenure as the chief executive, he has advocated for the political reformation of international and domestic surveillance, cyber security, corporate taxation, American manufacturing, and environmental preservation.
In 2014, Cook became the first chief executive of a Fortune 500 company to publicly come out as gay. Cook also serves on the boards of directors of Nike, Inc., the National Football Foundation, and is a trustee of Duke University. In March 2015, he said he planned to donate his entire stock fortune to charity.
Tue, Nov 1st, 1960
Palo Alto, California, United States
Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, Master of Business Administration (1988)
Auburn University, Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering (1982)
Apple Inc. - Chief Executive Officer
Nike Inc. -
Compaq - Vice President, (1998)
Intelligent Electronics - Chief Operating Officer, (1994–1998)
IBM - Director of North American fulfillment, (1982–1994)