Arthur D. Levinson was named chief executive officer of Calico, a company focused on health, aging, and well-being, in September 2013. Levinson previously served as chairman of Genentech and was its chief executive officer from July 1995 to April 2009. Levinson is the chairman of the board of Apple, and previously served as a director of Google from 2004 to 2009. He is a member of the board of directors of the Broad Institute.
Levinson has authored or co-authored more than 80 scientific articles and has been named an inventor on 11 United States patents. He was inducted into the Biotech Hall of Fame at the 2003 Biotech Meeting of Chief Executive Officers. BusinessWeek named Levinson one of the "Best Managers of the Year" in 2004 and 2005, and Institutional Investor named him "America's Best CEO" in the biotech category four years in a row (2004–2007). In 2006, Princeton University awarded Levinson the James Madison Medal for a distinguished career in scientific research and in biotechnology. In 2008, Levinson was elected as a Fellow to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. In 2011, he received the American Association for Cancer Research Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research. In 2012 he received the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Double Helix Medal, and in 2014 he received the Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus Award from the University of Washington.
Levinson received his Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology from the University of Washington and earned a doctorate in biochemical sciences from Princeton University.