CHINA - Apple's chief executive officer Tim Cook joined the Advisory Board of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, according to an announcement posted on the university's website last week.
Along with Cook, Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Alibaba Group and Jim Breyer, Facebook's biggest shareholder after Mark Zuckerberg and partner in Accel Partners, were both added to the board this year.
Tsinghua SEM said it is scheduled to hold an annual advisory board meeting in Beijing on Wednesday. Before the meeting, 15 advisory board members will join a classroom discussion and have dinner with students on Tuesday.
It is unknown whether Cook will visit Beijing. China Daily called officials with Apple China's public relations department on Monday, but they did not answer the phone.
Initiated by SEM's Founding Dean, Zhu Rongji, the Advisory Board of Tsinghua SEM was established in October 2000. Since its establishment, the advisory board has met annually to offer advice on the development of Tsinghua SEM.