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Jeff Williams is Apple’s Chief Operating Officer reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Since 2010 he has overseen Apple’s entire supply chain, service and support, and the social responsibility initiatives which protect more than one million workers worldwide. He also oversees the development of Apple Watch, Apple’s most personal device yet, and is driving the company’s health initiatives including ResearchKit, which is aimed at simplifying medical and health research.
Jeff joined Apple in 1998 as head of worldwide procurement and in 2004 he was named vice president of Operations.
Jeff played a key role in Apple’s entry into the mobile phone market with the launch of iPhone, and since 2010 has led worldwide operations for all products. In 2013, he began leading the Apple Watch project.
Prior to Apple, Jeff worked for the IBM Corporation from 1985 to 1998 in a number of operations and engineering roles. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Duke University.