Craig Federighi (born May 27, 1969) is the Senior Vice President of Software Engineering at Apple Inc.
Federighi worked under Steve Jobs at NeXT, where he led development of the Enterprise Objects Framework. He became an employee of Apple when it acquired NeXT in 1996, but then left it in 1999 for the enterprise IT company Ariba, where he was Chief Technology Officer.
Return to Apple
He returned to Apple in 2009 and led engineering of Mac OS X. On March 23, 2011, Federighi succeeded Bertrand Serlet as vice president of Mac Software Engineering at Apple, and on August 27, 2012 he was promoted to senior vice president, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. On October 29, 2012, upon the announcement of Scott Forstall's departure from Apple, his role was expanded to encompass iOS in addition to Mac Software Engineering. As of September 2016, Federighi is reported to own more than 500,000 shares of Apple stock worth about US$100 million as of July 2019.
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