Following the scoop that Jony Ive is leaving Apple today, Apple has further declared that Sabih Khan has been named to its executive group. Khan will work as Apple’s senior vice chairman of operations.
In a media release, Apple mentioned that Khan should be in command of its global supply chain:
“In his new role, Khan will be in command of Apple’s global supply chain, guaranteeing product quality and overseeing the planning, acquirement, manufacturing, logistics, and product fulfillment features, in addition to Apple’s supplier duty applications that defend and educate staff at manufacturing units all over the world.”
The news comes following Apple’s declaration that Jony Ive will leav Apple to start his new design venture, LoveFrom. While Apple will probably be a prospect of LoveFrom, Ive won’t be an Apple worker.
Williams will overlook Apple’s design team following the change, therefore why Khan is being raised to an even more prominent operations position and likely taking a few of Williams’ duties. “Williams has led the production of Apple Watch since its commencement and can spend more of his time working with the design crew of their studio,” Apple says.
Khan will report to Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. Williams says, “I’ve been privileged to work with Sabih for over 20 years, and you will not find a more proficient operations executive anywhere in this world,” stated Williams. “He’s a world-class leader and contributor, and I do not doubt that he would be the greatest leader of the Ops crew in Apple’s history.”