The Wall Street Journal is reporting that some of the members of Apple’ board of directors have been informally tossing around the idea of CEO succession, when Jobs finally leaves the company.
The report goes on to state that Apple’s board has always taken succession of their top executives very seriously, with private sessions for the discussion being held during each board meeting.
Of course, the unstated head-candidate for CEO when Jobs leaves, is current COO Tim Cook, who after all, has been filling in as CEO when Jobs is on sick leave. However, it is not unreasonable for a company of Apple’s size to be looking at all candidates from all sources. The report wraps up by Jobs, who was reached for comment via email, as stating “I think it’s hogwash” in regards to the report.
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