Jeff Williams
Born1963 (age 60–61)
Alma materNorth Carolina State University (BS)
Duke University (MBA)
OccupationCOO of Apple[1]

Jeff Williams (born 1963) is Apple's chief operating officer under CEO Tim Cook, a position he has held since December 2015.


Williams joined Apple in 1998 as head of worldwide procurement and in 2004 he was named vice president of Operations. 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. Prior to Apple, Williams worked for IBM from 1985 to 1998 in a number of operations and engineering roles. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Duke University. Williams attended Jesse O. Sanderson High School in Raleigh, North Carolina.[2]

He was promoted to chief operating officer on 17 December 2015.[3]

On June 27, 2019, with the announcement that Jony Ive was leaving Apple to form an 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.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Jeff Williams". Retrieved 2020-04-18.
  2. ^ McCarthy, Caroline (22 July 2010). "Apple promotes Jeff Williams to senior VP". CNET News. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  3. ^ Love, Julia (17 December 2015). "Apple names Jeff Williams COO, a job once held by Tim Cook". Reuters. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Jony Ive to form independent design company with Apple as client". Apple Newsroom. Retrieved 2020-04-18.