Global Conference 2017
Angela Ahrendts is Apple's Senior Vice President of Retail, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Angela is responsible for strategy, real estate and development, and the operations of Apple's physical stores, its online store and contact centers. Since joining Apple in 2014, she has integrated Apple's physical and digital retail businesses to create a seamless customer experience for over a billion visitors per year. Angela joined Apple from Burberry, where she served as Chief Executive Officer 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 was President of Donna Karan International. Angela holds a Marketing and Merchandising Degree from Ball State University, where she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in 2010. She was also a member of the UK Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council from 2010 to 2015, was named Honorary Dame Commander of the British Empire, and awarded a Coat of Arms in 2014.