Today, Andrea Jung joined Apple's Board of Directors. Jung is currently the chairman and CEO of Avon. She graduated from Princeton University, and also serves on the board of directors for the General Electric Company, and is on the board of trustees for New York Presbyterian Hospital.
"Andrea is a strong CEO and marketer and we look forward to benefiting from her insights and experience as a member of Apple's board," said Steve Jobs, today.
Jung is the eighth member of Apple's board of directors. As you may recall, the last member to join the board was Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google. Apple has recently come under fire about their perceived lack of diversity in the upper offices; this is a definite start to ending those comments. The current board of directors is made up of:
- Bill Campbell (Chairman and former CEO, Intuit Corp.)
- Millard Drexler (Chairman and CEO, J. Crew)
- Albert Gore Jr. (Former Vice President of the United States)
- Steve Jobs (CEO, Apple, Inc.)
- Andrea Jung (Chairman and CEO, Avon Products)
- Arthur D. Levinson, Ph. D. (Chairman and CEO, Genentech)
- Dr. Eric Schmidt (CEO, Google)
- Jerry York (Chairman, President and CEO Harwinton Capital)