An American business executive, Tim Cook is best known as the CEO of Apple Inc. Cook began his career in IBM’s personal computer business. Later, he worked as COO of the computer reseller division of Intelligent Electronics and was Vice President for Corporate Materials at Compaq.
In 1998, Steve Jobs asked Cook to join Apple. He began as SVP for Worldwide Operations and was later promoted to the position of COO. Tim Cook served as CEO in 2009 while Jobs was on a leave of absence to address his health. After Jobs resigned as CEO, Cook formally took on the position as CEO of Apple on August 24, 2011.
He also serves on the board of directors of Nike, Inc. and the National Football Foundation.