Starbucks adds Apple veteran to board of directors

Starbucks adds Apple veteran to board of directors

Starbucks has announced the appointment of Isabel Ge Mahe, Apple’s Vice President and Managing Director of Greater China, to the Starbucks board of directors. 

Ge Mahe joined Apple in 2008, overseeing the development of cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Near Field Communication (NFC), location and motion technologies for various Apple products. She also played a key role in developing new China-specific features for iPhone and iPad. In her current role, she provides leadership and coordination across the tech giant’s China-based team. She will join the Starbucks Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Also joining the board of directors are Richard E. Allison, Jr., CEO at Domino’s and Andrew Campion, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Nike. Allison will serve on the company’s Compensation and Management Development Committee, and Campion on the Audit and Compliance Committee. 

“As we pursue our goal of building an enduring company, I couldn’t be more excited to have Ritch, Andy and Isabel join our world-class board of directors,” says Kevin Johnson, Starbucks President and CEO. “Their expertise across global technology, retail and customer experience at scale will accelerate our drive to innovate in a way that’s relevant to our customers and inspiring to our partners.”

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