Andrea Jung Joins Apple's Board Of Directors

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has announced that Andrea Jung has been elected to Apple's board. Andrea also serves as Chairman and CEO of Avon Products, board member of General Electric, and member of the New York Presbyterian Hospital board of trustees and the Catalyst board of directors.

    At Avon, Andrea is responsible for developing and executing all of the company’s long-term growth strategies, launching new brand initiatives, developing earnings opportunities for women worldwide, and defining Avon as the premier direct seller of beauty products. She was elected president of global marketing in 1996, an executive vice president in 1997, president and a director of the company in 1998, chief operating officer from 1998 to 1999, chief executive officer in 1999 and chairman of the board in 2001. Previously, she was executive vice president of Neiman Marcus and a senior vice president for I. Magnin.

    Andrea is a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University, is fluent in Mandarin and was the first woman elected chair of the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association in March 2001, a role she held until early 2005.

    She joins fellow board members Bill Campbell (Chairman and former CEO of Intuit), Millard Drexler (Chairman and CEO of J. Crew), Albert Gore (Former Vice President of the United States), Steve Jobs (CEO, Apple), Arthur D. Levinson Ph.D (Chairman and CEO of Genentech), Dr. Eric Schmidt (CEO of Google), and Jerry York (Chairman, President, and CEO of Harwinton Capital)

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  2. Bruizer macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2008
    No one will be able to say...

    Things don't smell right at Apple anymore:)
  3. PaulinMaryland macrumors regular


    May 17, 2006
    Maryland, USA
    What a babe!

    At the risk of sounding like a Neanderthal... Andrea is smokin' hot!
  4. Dreyfus macrumors newbie


    May 14, 2005
    Frankfurt am Main / Germany
  5. AdeFowler macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2004
  6. samh004 macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    Do you think their board meetings are all held over iChat, as they all seem to be very busy people in many different other lines of work at the same time. I can't imagine how hard it must be to get them all in the same room.

    And on a geeky note, does Steve have a version of iChat that works with 8 users, instead of 4.
  7. Popeye206 macrumors 68040


    Sep 6, 2007
    Oh no! Now we're going to have Pink iPods and iMacs! :D
  8. sunfast macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2005
    No, they'll use an IM client that actually works

    I'm pissed off with iChat at the moment
  9. gifford macrumors 6502


    Jun 11, 2007
    Miserable England
    Quite a line up of directors (bar Albert Gore).

    But is this Apples future..

  10. jholzner macrumors 65816


    Jul 24, 2002
    Champaign, IL
    Hm. iChat works perfectly for me including video/audio and file sharing with quicklook.
  11. iJawn108 macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2006
    Arn't most jersey girls.

  12. iconboy macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2006
    you dont risk sounding like a neanderthal, you risk sounding like you have very bad taste in women! lol that is one ugly looking woman- or a very very pretty man. ;)

    btw, why as an average consumer should i care about this? and why is it front page news on a mac RUMOR site?
  13. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
  14. damacus macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2007
  15. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    An "average" consumer shouldn't even be here. When Apple makes an announcement most big newspapers will report it the next day in their tech columns. That's all an average consumer needs to know. Just by being here you've proved you care about small details like this.
  16. sebastianlewis macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2007
    San Francisco
    Apparently she's also on the Board of Directors at General Electric, and she also focuses a lot on corporate image, I guess you have to with a makeup company. Right now it appears Avon is in cost cutting mode if this is anything to go by. Well whatever, I can't do any proper research in only 20 minutes before school so I'll leave it to someone else to pull up information as to why Apple may have brought her on board.

  17. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    Average at best.
  18. Aniej macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2006
    Strange Addition to Apple Board.

    While I'm more indifferent about this addition to the Board of Directors than annoyed, I am a bit puzzled about what it is that Apple seeks to derive from her contribution to the company's governance. I understand why Schmidt, Gore, and literally every other member of the Board was asked to join, but just don't get the angle Jung brings. In reaching for some reasoned basis for her inclusion, the closest I get is the high end design and consumer market, but even then it seems to be a bit of a stretch.

    Anyone else have thoughts?

    Google Finance description of Avon Products, Inc. - a global manufacturer and marketer of beauty and related products. Its products fall into three product categories: Beauty, which consists of cosmetics, fragrances, skin care and toiletries (CFT); Beauty Plus, which consists of fashion jewelry, watches, apparel and accessories, and Beyond Beauty, which consists of home products and gift and decorative products. Sales from Health and Wellness products and mark., a global cosmetics brand that focuses on the market for young women, are included among these three categories based on product type. Its business is conducted worldwide primarily in one channel, direct selling. The Company’s segments are based on geographic operations in six regions: North America; Latin America; western Europe, Middle East & Africa; Central & Eastern Europe; Asia Pacific, and China.
  19. Max E Verde macrumors regular

    Max E Verde

    Jan 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    Screw Avon, she's on the board of GE! Maybe she can help NBC and Apple solve their differences and possibly get NBC TV shows back on iTunes along with Universal movies and iTunes plus music (hoping).
  20. Aniej macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2006
    Smokin hot? that's a pretty bold statement! I'd go more with somewhat attractive at best, but to each his, or perhaps her, own.
  21. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    At least someone gets it. Well done that man :)
  22. MrCrowbar macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2006
    You lucky b****** :p
    Only appleeu3test01,02 , and 03 work for me. No matter which network I'm on, it doesn't work. :(

    It would make sense those board meetings are done over telecommunication. I think they use regular phone lines though, as those are hard to get listened to by rumor sites.
  23. carlitofox macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2007
    (Max E beat me to it ......)

    hello don't GE own NBC ?????

    Steve pulls a master stroke once more.
  24. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Yeah. From your description of things she's in charge of at Avon: "fashion jewelry, watches, apparel and accessories."

    This may be hard for people here to understand, but there are a LOT of people out there who make MP3 player choices based on looks over gigabytes.

    The iPod Mini sold amazingly well even though it offered less horsepower than the regular iPod at the time. Why? Because there were a ton of people who wanted something smaller and more colurful. That was an amazing success for Apple, and it's the reason the Nano of today comes in more than just 'white.'

    This is the kind of thing this woman seems to be an expert at and just because we don't really care so much about it doesn't mean it's not important. Ask yourself this: How many times have you seen the Zune's color mentioned in reviews of it? I'm betting it's more than once, hmm?

    EDIT: And I'm not saying she'll be designing anything, but when Ives comes up with all sorts of ideas he has to ask someone "which of these is going to be most popular with the kids this year?" Great art is one thing, but at some point you have to narrow it down to what will sell best.

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