Apple appointed Dr. Ronald D. Sugar, 61, former Chair and CEO of Northrop Grumman. He also held executive positions at Litton Industries and was CFO, TRW. He is a director of Chevron, Amgen and Air Lease Corporation, and is a senior advisor to Ares Management. He holds a PhD in engineering from USC. A strong financial executive was needed to boost up the board with the death of Jerry York, 71, earlier this year.
He was the former CFO of IBM and Chrysler, and was CEO of Micro Warehouse. He was a chief aide to Kirk Kerkorian and was on the board of General Motors.
Dr. Eric Schmidt, 54, Chairman & CEO, Google resigned in August 2009 as Google was getting more into Apple’s core business. That position was never replaced.
The rest of the board includes lead directors, Andrea Jung, 51, CEO of Avon, and Art Levenson, 60, CEO of Genetech. Other star board members include: Al Gore, 61, former Vice President of the United States; Bill Campbell, 67, Chair of Intuit; and Dexter Miller, 65, Chair and CEO, J. Crew and former Chair and CEO, The Gap. And of course the famed Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, 55.