Dec 02, 2021

Executive profile: Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

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We profile Tim Cook, the Chief Executive Officer of one of the biggest companies in the world: Apple




Tim Cook has amassed a vast amount of experience expertise working for some largest corporate companies in existence. He spent twelve years with IBM as the company’s Director of North American Fulfillment where he led manufacturing and distribution functions for IBM’s Personal Computer Company in North and Latin America.

He was Vice President of Corporate Materials for Compaq and was responsible for procuring and managing all of Compaq’s product inventory. Previous to his work at Compaq, Tim was the Chief Operating Officer of the Reseller Division at Intelligent Electronics.

Tim Cook’s career at Apple


Before being named CEO, Tim was Apple’s chief operating officer and was responsible for all of the company’s worldwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Apple’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries. 

He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division and played a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.

Cook has two degrees, with one being an MBA from Duke University in 1988, where he was a Fuqua Scholar, and the other a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University, six years before in 1982. 

It is reported that Cook was asked to join Apple in 1998 by the company’s founder, Steve Jobs. Cook took on the role of CEO of the tech giant in 2011. 


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