Apple Hires Rolls Royce Director To Bolster Corporate Communications Overseas [Rumor]

You can keep the Phantom, Apple.

You can keep the Phantom.

As Apple continues to expand its presence internationally, the company has reportedly created a new executive position for handling business affairs in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. An unverified report claims that Josh Rosenstock, former Director of External Communications for luxury car maker Rolls Royce, has been hired to fill the spot.

“One source with knowledge of the move said the ‘heavyweight’ hire was a reflection of Apple’s desire to grow its corporate affairs capabilities as it becomes increasingly drawn into global regulatory and political issues,” according to PRWeek. Neither Apple or Rolls Royce have yet to issue an official comment.

The company has become a formidable company internationally in recent years with the success of the iPhone and iPad. Tim Cook has said that China will soon be a bigger market for Apple than the United States.

Apple is involved in countless lawsuits across the globe that Rosenstock will help facilitate. There are all kinds of other issues to at hand, from the company being accused of not paying enough taxes in the U.K. to there still being no Apple Stores in India. According to his LinkedIn profile, Rosenstock graduated from The University of Reading in the British town of Reading, Berkshire. He worked at Rolls Royce in the U.K. for 4 and a half years.

Rosenstock will report to Apple Europe Senior Director of Corporate Communications Alan Hely, according to the report.

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