News: Apple Hires New Senior VP of Retail

Posted on January 29, 2012

Although it’s been awhile since Ron Johnson left Apple to become the CEO of JCPenney, his position has finally been filled. Apple announced that John Browett will be leaving his current position as CEO of Dixons Retail to become Apple’s new Senior Vice President of Retail.

Apple today announced that John Browett will join the company as senior vice president of Retail, reporting to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Browett comes to Apple from European technology retailer Dixons Retail, where he has been CEO since 2007. Beginning in April, he will be responsible for Apple’s retail strategy and the continued expansion of Apple retail stores around the world.

“Our retail stores are all about customer service, and John shares that commitment like no one else we’ve met,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We are thrilled to have him join our team and bring his incredible retail experience to Apple.”

Prior to joining Dixons Retail, Browett held a series of executive positions at Tesco plc including CEO of Tesco.com. Earlier in his career he advised retail and consumer goods clients at Boston Consulting Group. He holds a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and an MBA from Wharton Business School.

Dixons Retail is a UK-based consumer electronics chain, comparable to Best Buy in the United States.

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