Apple taps new boss for global supply chain


Sabih Khan has worked at Apple for 24 years.
Photo: Apple

Apple’s top leadership teams are seeing quite the shake-up today. First, we got news that design boss Jony Ive departing with two new people filling his shoes. Now it looks like Apple has a new senior VP of operations too.

Longtime Apple veteran Sabih Khan has been added to Apple’s executive team after playing a key role in delivering Apple products to market since the 1990s.

Khan will continue to report to Apple COO Jeff Williams. His new role puts him in charge of Apple’s global supply chain. He’s tasked with ensuring product quality, overseeing the planning, procurement, manufacturing, logistics, and product fulfillment. Apple’s supplier responsibility programs also fall under his jurisdiction.

“Sabih leads our Ops team with heart,” said Tim Cook in a statement. “He and his entire worldwide team are committed to delivering unmatched experiences to our customers, treating workers everywhere with dignity and respect, and protecting the environment for future generations.”

A lot of Khan’s new responsibilities were previously handled by Tim Cook’s right-hand man Jeff Williams. With Jony Ive departing though, Williams will spend more time with the Apple design team after he worked closely with them on some of the Apple Watch stuff.

“I’ve been privileged to work with Sabih for more than 20 years, and you won’t find a more talented operations executive anywhere on the planet,” said Williams. “He is a world-class leader and collaborator, and I have no doubt that he will be the best leader of the Ops team in Apple’s history.”


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