No sooner said than done. In March of this year, we inform you that Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, could leave his chair at board of directors Apple because of potential conflicts of interest. What conflicts? Well, with your company investing in Disney + and Ma launching the Apple TV +, so far partner companies have come to compete in a boiling market.
First of all, it is good to understand what makes a person who participates in a board in it? These are executives (elected or appointed) who oversee the activities of an organization and, in a way, help to develop strategies, directing the company.
Let's face it, it doesn't make much sense, really, for Iger to continue to occupy one of these chairs as did Eric Schmidt, who was Google's CEO and, after the launch of Android, also had to leave his post.
Iger's exit was revealed in a document from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission), as reported by the AppleInsider. He, by the way, left the board on September 10 (yes, when Apple held a special event and revealed to the world both the price and the release date of his service. streaming of videos).
This is the statement the executive gave to the The New York Times, as the MacRumors:
I have the utmost respect for Tim Cook, his Apple team, and my colleagues on the board. Apple is one of the most admired companies in the world, known for the quality and integrity of its products and its people, and I am forever grateful to have been a board member.
Apple, in turn, said that Iger was an "exemplary" board member and a trusted business partner:
Most of all, Bob our friend. He leads with the heart and has always been generous with his time and advice. While we will greatly miss your contributions as a board member, we respect your decision and have every expectation that our relationship with Bob and Disney will continue into the future.
The executive joined Apple's board in 2011 and, of course, had a key role in rebuilding the relationship between Disney and Apple (at the time, still headed by the late CEO and late Steve Jobs) after some turbulent moments while Disney was run by Michael Eisner. Disney's current boss was also instrumental in negotiating deals to sell content on iTunes.