Apple Hires Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts as Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores

Apple Hires Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts as Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores

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Apple has announced that it's hired Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts as Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.

Ahrendts will have oversight of the strategic direction, expansion and operation of both Apple retail and online stores, which have redefined the shopping experience for hundreds of millions of customers around the world. Apple retail stores set the standard for customer service with innovative features like the Genius Bar, Personal Setup and One to One personal training to help customers get the most out of their Apple products.

“I am thrilled that Angela will be joining our team,” said Cook. “She shares our values and our focus on innovation, and she places the same strong emphasis as we do on the customer experience. She has shown herself to be an extraordinary leader throughout her career and has a proven track record.”

“I am profoundly honored to join Apple in this newly created position next year, and very much look forward to working with the global teams to further enrich the consumer experience on and offline,” said Ahrendts. “I have always admired the innovation and impact Apple products and services have on people’s lives and hope in some small way I can help contribute to the company’s continued success and leadership in changing the world.”

Ahrendts will join Apple in the spring from Burberry, where she serves as CEO and has led the company through a period of outstanding global growth. Prior to Burberry, she was executive vice president at Liz Claiborne Inc., and earlier in her career she served as president of Donna Karan International.

A recent report said that Apple was looking outside the company for a new SVP because it didn't consider internal candidates to be an option. CEO Tim Cook is currently handling the retail responsibilities following the firing of John Browett who held the position for just six months. Browett had shifted Apple's retail stores to focus on sales and cost cutting and away from customer service. His tenure left Apple with upset employees and a decline in customer satisfaction.


Apple Hires Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts as Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores
Bala - November 12, 2013 at 4:26pm
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edward guy - October 15, 2013 at 2:34pm
loooillll thata so stupid of her ...? ceo to vp.. burberyy!!
Tony - October 15, 2013 at 1:51pm
The real deal Ha... My ass
TheRealJacon - October 15, 2013 at 12:22pm
Another imposter who try's to be clever but I'm the real deal
Reading Comprehension FTW - October 15, 2013 at 9:16am
For a moment then, I ready it as Blackberry CEO, and I thought, WTF, they can't sell their own kit, why would they be able to sell Apple's !
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