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Official Apple photo from 2011

Jeff Williams (born c. 1963) is the Chief Operating Officer of Apple Inc. He was previously the Senior VP of Operations and became COO in 2015.


Williams attended Jesse O. Sanderson High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Duke University.[1]


Williams joined Apple in 1998 as head of worldwide procurement and was named Vice President of Operations in 2004. Prior to Apple, Williams worked for the IBM from 1985 to 1998 in a number of operations and engineering roles. In 2007, he played a significant role in Apple's entry into the mobile phone market with the launch of the iPhone, and he has led worldwide operations for iPod and iPhone since that time.

Apple - Making the Mac Pro

Apple - Making the Mac Pro

Mac Pro 2nd generation, presented by Jeff Williams.

Williams was promoted to chief operating officer on 17 December 2015.[2] On 27 June 2019, with the announcement that Jonathan Ive was leaving Apple to form independent design company with Apple as client, it was noted that design team leaders Evans Hankey, vice president of Industrial Design, and Alan Dye, vice president of Human Interface Design, will report to Jeff Williams.[3]


  1. McCarthy, Caroline. "Apple promotes Jeff Williams to senior VP", CNET News, 22 July 2010. 
  2. Love, Julia. "Apple names Jeff Williams COO, a job once held by Tim Cook", 17 December 2015. 
  3. Jony Ive to form independent design company with Apple as client, Apple. 2019-06-27.

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