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Al Gore to leave Apple board after 21-year run; company reveals CEO Tim Cook’s pay dropped 36% in 2023 after shareholder pressure — Deadline

Former Vice President Al Gore will be departing from Apple‘s board of directorsafter a 21-year run due to the company’s mandatory retirement age, writes Dade Hayes and Jill Goldsmith.

Here is the link: https://deadline.com/2024/01/al-gore-to-leave-apple-board-ceo-tim-cook-2023-pay-drops-1235719076/

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