Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, joins Apple’s board of directors

On a relatively quiet Tuesday, Apple has announced that it is making a change to its board of directors. An addition, to be exact, as Apple welcomes the chairman and CEO of another company to the roster.

On November 9, 2021, Apple officially announced that Alex Gorsky, the chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, has officially been elected to the company’s board of directors. Today’s official announcement says that Gorsky will “bring decades of experience in corporate leadership and health technologies,” and adds that his experience leading “innovative and diverse teams” all across the globe will be an asset as well.

Speaking in regards to Gorsky’s tenure as chairman and CEO, today’s announcement says that Johnson & Johnson has become one of the world’s largest healthcare companies, and it is also a “foremost innovators in research and development for emerging health technologies.”

Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, provided a comment for today’s announcement:

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.

And, of course, Gorsky weighed in as well:

I’ve long shared Apple’s belief that technology has the potential to improve lives and create healthier communities. It’s an honor to join Apple’s board of directors, and to be part of a values-led company that’s constantly innovating to both enable and enhance the way we live.

Gorsky began work at Johnson & Johnson in 1988. He became the chief executive officer of the healthcare company in 2012.