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Dec 10, 2016 03:39 AM EST

MIT Grabs Apple CEO Tim Cook For Upcoming Commencement Speech

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According to the school's official website, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has picked Apple CEO Tim Cook to lead next year's commencement proceedings.

On June 9, 2017, Tim Cook is attending MIT's commencement rites as he champions equality and the environment. The American CEO first started in Apple back in 1998. He was the senior vice president for world wide operations. He then moved up the company as the Executive Vice President for world wide sales and operations. In 2011, he was voted as the company's Chief Executive Officer under its founder, Steve Jobs. During his time as CEO, he has championed political reformation of surveillance and Cyber security and environmental preservation.

Born in Mobile, Alabama, Tim Cook grew up from humble beginnings. He took his high school education at Robersdale High School. He then attended Auburn University in 1982. From there, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree and then moved on to Duke University's Fuqua School of Business to receive his Master of Business Administration in 1988.

Tim Cook's leadership strategy revolves around three key areas. These are people, strategy and execution. According to Cook, if anyone gets those three right, the world can become a great place.

Now, he serves as CEO to one of the world's biggest companies. According to WTOP, L. Rafel Reif, MIT's President, has picked Tim Cook because of his brilliance as a business leader and his drive when it comes to advocacy and important issues. He is a prime example of a leader with a profile that resonates with its students and future graduates.

According to reports, Tim Cook would be proud to receive any MIT graduates join Apple in Cupertino, California. He also looks forward to giving his commencement address to the soon-to-be MIT graduates of 2017. Last year, Matt Damon, the actor known for his role in "Jason Bourne" was the 2016 Commencement speaker at the school.

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