Tim Cook Emails Employees About Hiring Burberry CEO as Apple's New SVP of Retail

Tim Cook Emails Employees About Hiring Burberry CEO as Apple's New SVP of Retail

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Apple CEO Tim Cook emailed company employees to day to inform them that Angela Ahrendts, the current CEO of Burberry, will become SVP of Retail and Online Stores.

Ahrendts will begin her position at Apple in spring.

Here's the full email from Cook:

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Team,

I am thrilled to announce that Angela Ahrendts will be joining Apple as a senior vice president and member of our executive team, reporting directly to me. Angela is currently the CEO of Burberry.

She will lead both our retail and online teams. I have wanted one person to lead both of these teams for some time because I believe it will better serve our customers, but I had never met anyone whom I felt confident could lead both until I met Angela. We met for the first time last January, and I knew in that meeting that I wanted her to join Apple. We’ve gotten to know each other over the past several months and I’ve left each conversation even more impressed.

She shares our values and our focus on innovation. She places the same strong emphasis as we do on the customer experience. She cares deeply about people and embraces our view that our most important resource and our soul is our people. She believes in enriching the lives of others and she is wicked smart. Angela has shown herself to be an extraordinary leader throughout her career and has a proven track record. She led Burberry through a period of phenomenal growth with a focus on brand, culture, core values and the power of positive energy.

Angela will need to focus over the coming months on transitioning her current role at Burberry and will then join Apple in the spring. I am sure as all of you meet her, you will see why I am so excited that she is joining our executive team. I’d like to add a special thanks to all of our retail leaders. Your strength, talent and leadership afforded me the luxury of taking the time to perform an exhaustive search to find the best person in the world for this role.

Tim
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[via 9to5Mac]


Tim Cook Emails Employees About Hiring Burberry CEO as Apple's New SVP of Retail
Larry - October 16, 2013 at 7:10am
Why the fuk people here have nothing to say but their dirty shitty brains! As for me, first of all, I don't care about this news as I don't know who she is. Secondly, it's not like she has big tits, big ass, too old, or too young that I want to put some comments. So if you have nothing nice to say, don't say it at all!
Jacon - October 16, 2013 at 11:06am
This is why I was making a joke to them!
Koenig - October 15, 2013 at 9:48pm
He is so slamming her...
Jacon - October 15, 2013 at 10:27pm
With innovation surprises!
Steve in Hell - October 15, 2013 at 3:53pm
old cunt
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