Potential Successors to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Other Senior Executives Outlined in New Report
Apple CEO Tim Cook and his team of executives are focused on grooming the next generation of leaders who would be taking over the company’s hardware, software, and product marketing divisions in the near future, reads a new Bloomberg report.
The report explains that Apple will focus more and more on developing “new generation leaders” and will eventually take over the company’s senior positions.
Cook and his team of executive leaders are already planning to groom its next generation of leaders, despite there being no indication of Cook leaving his CEO position anytime soon. Tim Cook has been Apple’s CEO for almost 10 years now, and if he were to resign tomorrow, he would be succeeded by Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams.
Jeff Williams has played an important part in developing Apple’s new products which include Apple Watch and its various health features. Williams has been focused on operations for a long time and will apparently be the perfect replacement for Cook.
In August, Greg Joswiak took over for Apple’s Phil Schiller as senior vice president of marketing. But Apple already has lined up his successors, including top candidate and current vice president of iPhone marketing Kaiann Drance.
Craig Federigihi is the current senior vice president of software engineering at the company. Although he still has a long time to go before retirement, he could eventually be succeeded by either Sebastien Marineau-Mes, vice president of Intelligent Systems Experience, or Jon Andrews, vice president of CoreOS.
Eddy Cue is the senior vice president of services, which includes Apple Music, Apple Maps, iCloud, Apple TV+ and more. Peter Stern, who has been involved with services including Apple News, Apple Books, iCloud and the upcoming services bundle, could eventually replace Eddy Cue.
Jeff Williams currently oversees the company’s operations which deals with manufacturing, suppliers, and component sourcing. If he were to become CEO soon, he could be replaced by either Sabih Khan, senior vice president of operations, or Priya Balasubramaniam, head of operations for the iPhone.
For more details on each candidate and other potential leaders that could be named in various Apple leadership roles, read Mark Gurman’s Bloomberg report.