Apple’s “Apple Leadership” has been updated with a new face and bio: Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President Retail and Online Stores. One spark of glamour amongst a cadre of hopeless nerds*.
Apple’s biography page for Ahrendts reads:
Angela Ahrendts is Apple’s senior vice president of retail and online stores, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.
Angela is responsible for the operation and expansion of 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.
Angela joined Apple from Burberry, where she served as CEO and 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.
Angela holds a Marketing and Merchandising degree from Ball State University in Indiana, where she was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2010. She is also a member of the UK’s Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council and was named honorary dame commander of the British Empire in April 2014.
Apple’s Angela Ahrendts page is here.
MacDailyNews Take: Let the debrowettization begin!
*excluding Jony and Hair Force One, each of whom are moderately less hopeless.