Aged 53 and a survivor of pancreatic cancer, Job Steve, Apples’ CEO takes leave. He said health concerns “are more complex than I originally thought”.
It has been told that Tim Cook, COO (Chief Operating Officer), Apple, will be taking care of daily operations in Job’s absence. He said, “I know he and the rest of the executive management team will do a great job”.
He will be staying away but not out of touch, “As CEO, I plan to remain involved in major strategic decisions while I am out. Our board of directors fully supports this plan”, says Steve.
Due to Steve’s deteriorating health, Apple is facing a decline in its share prices. As per a report from New York, the share faced a loss of 2.71 percent as a total during the day. Shares declined to 0.08 percent during the day.
It was earlier announced that Steve will not be delivering his keynote speech at MacWorld this year.. Instead, Phil Schiller, Marketing vice president at Apple delivered the speech. Since then speculations about his health arouse and was thought to be ‘out of picture’ since then.
His pancreatic cancer was thought to be the cause of his health decline. Steve himself said, “The reason has been a mystery to me and my doctors. My doctors think they have found the cause - a hormone imbalance that has been ‘robbing’ me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy.”
Every one still hopes best for Steve and awaits his comeback. Mark Margevicius from Gartner, a research firm says, “The thing that differentiates Apple is him - he’s a man of great vision.”