Tim Cook is the CEO of Apple and serves on its Board of Directors. As CEO, Cook has helped improve conditions for workers who make the company’s products and is overseeing a company-wide effort to use 100 percent renewable energy at all Apple facilities. He has encouraged his co-workers to give to charitable organizations in their community and initiated a program at Apple to match employee donations. Apple has given millions of dollars to the American Red Cross to assist in disaster relief around the world. Apple is the largest corporate donor to (RED), providing over $100 million to the fight against AIDS in Africa. (RED) was created in 2006 to help get businesses and people involved in the fight against AIDS.
In 2014, Tim was named Person of the Year by the Financial Times and he was ranked #1 on Fortune magazine’s 2015 list of the World’s Greatest Leaders. Apple was ranked #1 on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for the past nine years, including each year Tim has been CEO. Before being named CEO in August 2011, Tim was Apple’s chief operating officer and was responsible for the company’s worldwide sales and operations. He was a Fuqua Scholar at Duke, where he earned an MBA, and holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Auburn University.