Johnson & Johnson CEO joining Apple's board to strengthen health focus

Alex Gorsky, the chair and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, has been elected to serve on Apple's board of directors to guide the technology company's healthcare push.

Five details:

  1. Mr. Gorsky has worked in health IT and has decades of experience in innovation and corporate leadership, according to a Nov. 9 news release. Mr. Gorsky began working at Johnson & Johnson in 1988 before being named CEO in 2012. Mr. Gorsky has put technology and innovation at the forefront of the drugmaker's strategy. He leads a global team of 130,000 employees. 

  2. "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 Apple CEO Tim Cook. "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."

  3. Apple Chair Arthur Levinson said: "Alex has helped bring cutting-edge technologies to some of healthcare's most urgent and complex challenges. His voice and vision will help Apple continue to make a positive impact on people's lives through the power of technology."

  4. Mr. Gorsky holds a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (N.Y.). Mr. Gorsky also earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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