Apple steps up to train a new generation of successors

According to reports, Apple is stepping up to train a new generation of young successors so that it can successfully replace the current generation of executives in the future, including CEO Tim Cook (Tim Cook).

Today, Cook succeeded Steve Jobs (Steve Jobs), as Apple’s CEO has entered the 10th year. If the 59-year-old Cook retires now, Apple’s current chief operating officer (COO) and 57-year-old Jeff Williams (Jeff Williams) are the ideal successors.

But so far, there is no indication that Cook will retire in the short term . To this end, Apple is also spending more time training a group of new and younger leaders.

It is obvious to all that most of Cook’s management team has worked at Apple for more than 20 years and is approaching retirement age. Recently, some executives including Phil Schiller and Jony Ive have left.

In August this year, 56-year-old Greg Joswiak (Greg Joswiak) succeeded Schiller as the senior vice president of marketing. Despite this, Apple has begun to train Joswiak’s successors, including the number one candidate and current vice president of iPhone marketing Kaiann Drance, as well as Stan Ng and Susan Prescott (Susan Prescott) and so on.

Although 51-year-old Craig Federighi is the youngest member of Apple’s executive team, if he resigns, there will be two deputies ready to take over: Sebastian, vice president of intelligent system experience Sebastien Marineau-mes and CoreOS Vice President Jon Andrews (Jon Andrews).

Eddy Cue, head of Apple’s App Store and services business, has been with Apple for more than 30 years. If you retire, the most likely successor is Peter Stern, who is responsible for content collaboration.

In addition, Apple sees Priya Balasubramaniam as a potential successor to operations director Sabih Khan, and John Ternus as the successor to hardware engineering director Dan Riccio (Dan Riccio) , Will Sribalan SanThanam (Sribalan SanThanam) as the successor of the head of hardware technology Johny Srouji (Johny Srouji).

Deirdre O’Brien took over as head of retail and personnel last year, but Apple still has a number of deputies ready to replace O’Brien when needed. If the chief financial officer (CFO) Luca Maestri retires, Apple may consider hiring an outsider or being succeeded by the current vice president of finance, Saori Casey.

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