Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs has just announced that the Apple Board has granted him a medical leave of absence, and Apple’s Tim Cook will be responsible for the day to day running of Apple whilst he is away.
You can see full details of the email that was sent out by Steve Jobs to Apple employees below, and it states that he will continue to be involved in Apple’s major decisions.
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.
There are no details on what the medical leave of absence relates too, or how long he will be gone for.
via Tech Crunch