The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
eBay Names Apple's Fred Anderson To Board Of Directors

eBay Names Apple's Fred Anderson To Board Of Directors

by , 10:30 AM EDT, July 18th, 2003

Fred D. Anderson, Apple's executive vice president and chief financial officer, has joined eBay's board of directors. Meg Whitman, eBay's president and chief executive officer, says that Anderson will bring "a wealth of talent and experience as a corporate executive and director to the eBay board." Anderson also serves on the board of directors at 3Com and e.piphany. From eBay:

eBay, the world's online marketplace, today announced the appointment of Fred D. Anderson to its board of directors. Anderson's term on the board begins immediately.

"Fred is an outstanding addition to eBay's board," said Meg Whitman, eBay's president and CEO. "Fred brings a wealth of talent and experience as a corporate executive and director to the eBay board. He will be a solid addition to an already stellar board of directors." Anderson is the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Apple Computer, Inc., a position he has held since April 1996. Prior to joining Apple, Anderson served in a similar capacity at Automatic Data Processing for seven years.

Anderson is a graduate of Whittier College in California where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Anderson previously practiced as a certified public accountant in the state of California and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Anderson is a retired captain in the U.S. Air Force and currently serves on the board of directors at 3Com and e.piphany.

eBay's board of directors also includes: Pierre Omidyar, founder and chairman of the board; Meg Whitman, president and CEO; Scott Cook, chairman of the executive committee of Intuit Inc.; Robert Kagle, general partner of Benchmark Capital Partners; Dawn Gould Lepore, vice chairman of the Charles Schwab Corporation; Philippe Bourguignon, managing director designate of the World Economic Forum and former chairman of Club Méditerranée; and Thomas Tierney, founder and chairman of the Bridgespan Group.

You can get more information about eBay's board of directors at eBay's Investor Relations page.

The Mac Observer Spin:

Fred Anderson is a busy man. Being a CFO and a member of three different boards of directors is both interesting and unusual. As we have said before when he was appointed to the other boards, it speaks well for the job he is doing at Apple, and indeed, of Apple itself.

Recent Headlines - Updated February 9th

Mon,12:40 PM
Three Ways to Protect your Apple Watch (and One Way Not To)
Tue,9:16 AM
Lawfirm Ready to File iPhone Error 53 Lawsuit
Mon,8:25 PM
Apple CEO Tim Cook Congrats Denver Broncos with Tweet
8:15 PM
Firewatch Release on February 9th for Mac, Windows, Linux, PlayStation 4
7:53 PM
Intego Warns of Fake Flash Update that Installs Scareware
5:30 PM
Infographic for Spotting Fake Apple Watches
5:00 PM
TMO Background Mode: Interview with The Wirecutter’s Editor at Large Glenn Fleishman
4:34 PM
AppDelete Uninstaller for Mac: $4
2:33 PM
Apple Files for Mistrial in VirnetX Patent Infringement Case
1:19 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2016-02-08: Apple’s Error 53, Future Apple Watch Sensors
11:05 AM
Apple Quietly Rolls Out 2013 Mac Pro Video Repair Program
10:16 AM
Apple: Error 53 is About Security, not Bricking iPhones
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!