Head of Apple in Europe, Middle East & Africa resigns - report

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Pascal Cagni, Apple's vice president of operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has left the company, according to a new report.

French newspaper Le Figaro revealed the departure on Thursday (translation, via CNet), citing an unnamed source. No reason was given for his alleged departure.

Cagni first joined Apple in 2000, and was reportedly personally sought by the company's then-CEO, Steve Jobs. During his time at Apple, he was responsible for sales of the company's products in hundreds of countries in the region.

Sales in the EMEA region reached nearly 28 billion euros last year under Cagni's watch. He launched Apple's retail stores across Europe, and was also said to have been involved in the development of the iPhone, iPod, and App Store.

Prior to joining Apple a dozen years ago, Cagni was the vice president of consumer products at Packard Bell Europe. He also worked at Compaq Computer and Software Publishing Corporation.
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  • Reply 1 of 40
    island hermitisland hermit Posts: 6,217member


    You know what this means, right TS?!!


     


    The second rat to leave the sinking ship!

     


    [if that's what someone was actually thinking... don't bother posting... I've saved you the trouble... thank me later for keeping you from looking stupid]

  • Reply 2 of 40
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by island hermit View Post

    You know what this means, right TS?!!


     


    The first rat to leave the sinking ship!



     


    Bertrand Serlet was the first to leave the ship… 


     


    They still don't have a new VP of OS X. Take that as you will…

  • Reply 3 of 40
    icoco3icoco3 Posts: 1,468member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by island hermit View Post


    You know what this means, right TS?!!


     


    The first rat to leave the sinking ship!

     



     


    Boy...you nailed that one didn't you.  Problem is, 3 errors stated as fact that can't be substantiated.


     



    1. You know what is behind it.


    2. He is a proven rat.


    3. The ship is sinking.


     


    Can you enlighten us on the factual information the comments are based on?


     


    Tom

  • Reply 4 of 40
    island hermitisland hermit Posts: 6,217member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


     


    Bertrand Serlet was the first to leave the ship… 


     


    They still don't have a new VP of OS X. Take that as you will…



     


    Duly noted and corrected...

  • Reply 5 of 40
    island hermitisland hermit Posts: 6,217member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by icoco3 View Post


     


    Boy...you nailed that one didn't you.  Problem is, 3 errors stated as fact that can't be substantiated.


     



    1. You know what is behind it.


    2. He is a proven rat.


    3. The ship is sinking.


     


    Can you enlighten us on the factual information the comments are based on?


     


    Tom





    My original post edited for clarity.


     


    [boy you guys are fast... hmmmm... okay, maybe I'm slow.]

  • Reply 6 of 40
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,317member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by icoco3 View Post


     


    Boy...you nailed that one didn't you.  Problem is, 3 errors stated as fact that can't be substantiated.


     



    1. You know what is behind it.


    2. He is a proven rat.


    3. The ship is sinking.


     


    Can you enlighten us on the factual information the comments are based on?


     


    Tom



     


    I don't think it could have been more obvious that he was being sarcastic. He was mocking Tallest Ski, who is constantly and frantically looking for 'signs' that Apple is sinking into  death spiral. Another one of these signs is if the next iPhone screen is not precisely 3.5", which will clearly mean that Apple is finished. 

  • Reply 7 of 40
    icoco3icoco3 Posts: 1,468member

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    Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post


     


    ...Another one of these signs is if the next iPhone screen is not precisely 3.5", which will clearly mean that Apple is finished. 



     


    It would be nice for a little bigger screen.  I would assume that they won't go to much bigger if they are going to come out with a 7" range device.  Need to keep the different product classes separate.

  • Reply 8 of 40
    iceborericeborer Posts: 1member
    [QUOTE]During his time at Apple, he was responsible for sales of the company's products in hundreds of countries in the region.[/QUOTE]

    While his job is super important, I'm sure, there are only about 200 countries on the planet.
  • Reply 9 of 40
    island hermitisland hermit Posts: 6,217member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post


     


    Another one of these signs is if the next iPhone screen is not precisely 3.5", which will clearly mean that Apple is finished. 



     


    3.75" = slow demise


     


    4.00" = slow painful demise


     


    4.25" = client capitulation, millions of iPhones become landfill within 1 month


     


    4.50" = Apple closes doors immediately after announcement

  • Reply 10 of 40
    ryukryuk Posts: 29member
    I think the reason is Tim had lunch with him and stole his French fries
  • Reply 11 of 40
    island hermitisland hermit Posts: 6,217member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Iceborer View Post




    Quote:

    During his time at Apple, he was responsible for sales of the company's products in hundreds of countries in the region.


    While his job is super important, I'm sure, there are only about 200 countries on the planet.


     


    195 plus Taiwan (but that's an argument for another day)

  • Reply 12 of 40
    island hermitisland hermit Posts: 6,217member

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    Originally Posted by Ryuk View Post



    I think the reason is Tim had lunch with him and stole his French fries


     


    Actually, he unknowingly took some of Tim's fries thinking that it was just another Apple employee in the cafeteria. Tim met up with him later in the elevator.

  • Reply 13 of 40
    boredumbboredumb Posts: 1,418member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by island hermit View Post




    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post


     


    Another one of these signs is if the next iPhone screen is not precisely 3.5", which will clearly mean that Apple is finished. 



     


    3.75" = slow demise


     


    4.00" = slow painful demise


     


    4.25" = client capitulation, millions of iPhones become landfill within 1 month


     


    4.50" = Apple closes doors immediately after announcement



    Hey, thanks!  It is nice to have Armageddon so carefully calibrated.

  • Reply 14 of 40
    msimpsonmsimpson Posts: 452member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Ryuk View Post



    I think the reason is Tim had lunch with him and stole his French fries


     


    There will be a fee for re-using my joke from another thread.

  • Reply 15 of 40
    msimpsonmsimpson Posts: 452member


    I heard he was going to be replaced by Ada.

  • Reply 16 of 40
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,317member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by island hermit View Post


     


    3.75" = slow demise


     


    4.00" = slow painful demise


     


    4.25" = client capitulation, millions of iPhones become landfill within 1 month


     


    4.50" = Apple closes doors immediately after announcement



     


    The funny thing is that your largest size is still 0.8" smaller than one of the most popular Android handsets out there (the Note @ 5.3"). 

  • Reply 17 of 40
    mdriftmeyermdriftmeyer Posts: 7,502member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


     


    Bertrand Serlet was the first to leave the ship… 


     


    They still don't have a new VP of OS X. Take that as you will…



     


    They don't need one. Bertrand [great man to work around] with his long tenure at NeXT and later Apple naturally received that status. Federighi will eventually, if he wants it.

  • Reply 18 of 40
    allblueallblue Posts: 393member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Iceborer View Post




    Quote:

    During his time at Apple, he was responsible for sales of the company's products in hundreds of countries in the region.


    While his job is super important, I'm sure, there are only about 200 countries on the planet.


     


    Perhaps he was sacked for making up countries? He probably thought 'They're Americans, they won't know'!

  • Reply 19 of 40
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post

    I don't think it could have been more obvious that he was being sarcastic. He was mocking Tallest Ski, who is constantly and frantically looking for 'signs' that Apple is sinking into  death spiral.


     


    Uh, no… I'm not… Nor have I ever been. You're confusing me with someone you've created in your mind.


     


    Quote:


    Another one of these signs is if the next iPhone screen is not precisely 3.5", which will clearly mean that Apple is finished. 



     


    Again, you're wrong. If they name the next iPhone "iPhone 5", it will be a sign of the ride down the hill.

  • Reply 20 of 40
    malaxmalax Posts: 1,598member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by allblue View Post


     


    Perhaps he was sacked for making up countries? He probably thought 'They're Americans, they won't know'!





    I love it.  I bet the one that did him in was "Nooneeverreadsmymemosistan."

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