Angela Ahrendts

MPW 2017—Angela Ahrendts
Photograph by Joe Pugliese
  • Title
    SVP, Retail
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Since being persuaded by Tim Cook to join Apple in 2014 (she previously led British fashion brand Burberry), Ahrendts has been heads down on the tech behemoth’s largest store redesign in 15 years. In May the company launched its long-awaited “Today at Apple” initiative, which seeks to supplement public education through free courses on everything from coding to music production to photography. Apple’s highest-ranking woman, she oversees 60,000 retail employees and is responsible for the in-store experiences of a more than a million daily customers. Research firm eMarketer estimates that the combined revenue from in-store and online sales is nearly $50 billion. Ahrendts was the second executive after Cook—and the only woman—to take the stage at September’s keynote, where she spoke at length about Apple’s “town squares”—the new moniker for its retail stores.

Read Fortune’s 2015 feature “What the Heck Is Angela Ahrendts Doing at Apple” for more on the company’s SVP of retail.

Personal Information

Previous Rank14

Company Financials (2016, or most recently completed fiscal year)

Revenues ($M)215,639
Profits ($M)45,687
Market Value as of 9/14/17 ($M)817552.3