Apple Names Steve Jobs Interim CEO
CUPERTINO, Calif.--Sept. 16, 1997--At its first regularly scheduled meeting last week, Apple's new Board of Directors formalized the role of Steve Jobs by naming him interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company until a new CEO is named.
At this meeting, the Board of Directors also met with its executive recruiter, John Thompson of Heidrick & Struggles, to review the status of its search for a CEO. The Board expects that a new CEO will be named before the end of the year.
Jobs, Apple's co-founder and newly appointed member of the Board, has been serving as an advisor to Apple's Board and executive management team for several months.
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