Info on Arthur D. Levinson, new Apple chairman

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NAME ? Arthur D. Levinson

AGE ? 61. BIRTH DATE ? March 31, 1950.

EDUCATION ? B.S., molecular biology, 1972; Ph.D., biochemical sciences, Princeton University, 1977.

ROLE AT APPLE: Named non-executive chairman Tuesday. Joined Apple’s board in 2000 and became co-lead director in 2005.

CORPORATE CAREER: Chairman of Genentech Inc. since 1999. Joined as research scientist in 1980, became director of cell genetics in 1987, held various vice president and senior vice president titles for research starting in 1989, CEO from 1995 to 2009. Member of board of directors of Roche, Amyris Inc. and NGM Biopharmaceuticals Inc. Former director of Google Inc.

ACADEMIC CAREER: Board member of the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a group that brings together scientists to tackle major medical problems. Serves on board of scientific consultants of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the advisory council for the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2008.