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Apple Europe chief executive resigns

Apple Europe chief executive resigns

Pascal Cagni, general manager and vice president of Apple for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, resigned on Wednesday, reports the Figaro.

Pascal Cagni DR

Hired by Steve Jobs himself in 2000, Pascal Cagni, 50, played an essential role in the sales of apple products in a hundred countries over which he had supervision.

Sales which reached 28 billion euros last year, or a quarter of the group's total turnover.

This Frenchman also actively participated in the development of flagship products such as the iPod, iPhone or the App Store platform. He also coordinated the arrival of the first Apple Stores in Europe jointly with Ron Johnson, the man who was at the head of the development of Apple Stores in the world, replaced since the beginning of this month by John Browet.

Pascal Cagni is a former student of HEC and Sciences Po. He was in particular a member of the advisory board of the audit firm Ernst & Young Europe and of the board of trade Extrieur de France in the United Kingdom and holds the position of non-executive director of Kingfisher (Castorama's mother house).

At the moment, we don't know what future activities will be for Pascal Cagni.

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