CEO of Apple
In 2011, Tim Cook was named the successor to the previously position held by Steve Jobs until his passing. Now the highest paid CEO in the world, Cook’s switch-up of Apple’s internal operations united the company’s strategy under an altered executive team. It was never easy to follow in the footsteps of Jobs and for longtime fans, they felt a certain lack of presence during the usual product launches. Nevertheless, Cook himself has expressed a sense of openness regarding labor issues at Apple supplier factories and pushing for equality in the workforce. His take on the impact of discrimination and other issues shows a socially-conscious mindset, while still manning the massive Apple ship through continually desirable product. Moreover, Mr. Cook sits at the board of directors for both the National Football Foundation and Nike.