Apple hires former Dixons CEO John Browett as senior VP of Retail

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More than six months after Ron Johnson’s departure, Apple has finally found a new retail chief to replace him, in one John Browett. The Cambridge- and Wharton-educated Browett comes to Cupertino after serving nearly five years as CEO of Dixons — the Taj Mahal of British retail. Before that, he held a smattering of obscurely defined "executive positions" at Tesco plc and advised retail clients at Boston Consulting Group. In a statement, Apple CEO Tim Cook lauded his company’s latest appointee, citing his "incredible retail experience" and commitment to customer service. Read more in the PR after the break.Continue reading Apple hires former Dixons CEO John Browett as senior VP of RetailApple hires former Dixons CEO John Browett as senior VP of Retail originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 31 Jan 2012 02:37:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink   |   | Email this | Comments

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