Através de um press release, a Apple deu a conhecer, ontem, dia 24 de Agosto, que Steve Jobs comunicou ao Concelho de Administração a sua retirada da liderança da empresa, como CEO (Chief executive officer-Director Executivo). Este lugar passa a ser ocupado por Tim Cook, antigo numero 2 com 13 anos de presença na vida da empresa, ficando Jobs com uma posição mais afastada, como presidente do concelho de administração.
Letter from Steve Jobs
To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:
I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.
I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.
As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.
I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.
I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.
Fonte: Apple Press Info
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