James A. Bell, Corporate President, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Cice President of The Boeing Company speaks during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dream Gala at Hilton Hotel on October 15, 2011 in Washington, DC.
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By Victor Luckerson
October 1, 2015

Apple has appointed former Boeing Chief Financial Officer James Bell to its board of directors, the company announced Thursday.

Bell, who worked at Boeing for 38 years, also served as corporate president and interim CEO. “James brings a wealth of global, financial and industrial experience from his successful career at Boeing as corporate president and CFO,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a release.

Bell is also a board member for JP Morgan Chase and Dow Chemical Company, among other businesses. He will be the only African-American person on Apple’s eight-person board, which also includes two women.

In 2014 Apple’s board committed to increasing its diversity

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