THE WHAT? Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson, has joined the Apple board of directors, ahead of his plan to leave J&J in January 2022.
THE DETAILS According to a company statement, Apple said, “Gorsky will bring decades of experience in corporate leadership and health technologies, and a long track record of leading innovative and diverse teams around the world.”
THE WHY? The move comes as Apple looks to expand its focus into the healthcare field, drilling down into health technology.
The tech giant has launched a number of health-focused features for iOS and WatchOS in recent years.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “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.
“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.”