Steve Jobs who spearheads Apple operations as CEO has announced that he’ll be on medical leave. Steve Jobs took a similar leave in 2009 (on Jan 15) that confirmed his comeback month however today’s letter to Apple employees does not make any promise.
Tim Cook will act as an interim CEO till Jobs’ leave but Jobs will be involved “major strategic decisions” for the company.
We hope he comes back soon. Take care, Steve!
Here’s the letter sent to his employees.
At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.
I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for all of Apple’s day to day operations. I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011.
I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can. In the meantime, my family and I would deeply appreciate respect for our privacy.