Lunch with Apple’s new rockstar exec is up for auction

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Bozoma Saint John
Bozoma Saint John at WWDC this year.
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Tim Cook isn’t the only Apple executive who’s willing to have lunch with fans in an effort to raise money for charity. Bozoma Saint John, chief of global consumer marketing for Apple Music and iTunes, is auctioning off a “power lunch” in aid of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

The 14-day auction, which is being hosted by Charitybuzz — the same platform used by Cook — has an estimated value of $10,000, but kicks off at just $1,000.

“Over the course of her career Bozoma “Boz” Saint John has earned a formidable reputation as a trail blazing marketing and advertising executive,” reads the auction description.

“With more than 15 years of experience that spans multiple industries including consumer packaged goods, digital music/entertainment, fashion, automotive and sports, Boz is uniquely qualified for her current role as the Head of Global Consumer Marketing for Apple Music and iTunes.”

Saint John appeared on stage during Apple’s recent WWDC keynote to showcase the changes being made to Apple Music in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra later this fall — and her presentation was well-received by fans, many of whom took to social media to sing her praises.

She “had the geek-squad crowd up on their feet, which harkens back to the Steve Jobs glory days,” said New York Post. “Saint John, who goes by Boz, got the audience to rap along to The Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight.”

At Apple, Boz oversees initiatives for almost all content types in iTunes, and helps deliver Apple Music to a global audience.

Cook’s last lunch auction, which included two tickets to an Apple keynote, raised a whopping $515,000 for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.