Apple looks to hire government affairs specialist in Indian market push

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in General Discussion edited July 2015
Apple is looking to hire its first government affairs officer in India as part of an overarching plan to more aggressively target the growing market, according to a local report.




Citing a LinkedIn post, The Economic Times reports Apple is seeking a New Delhi-based senior manager well versed in India's governmental apparatus who will represent the company on key policy issues.

A bit more information can be gleaned from an identical same listing posted to Apple's own corporate jobs website in June. The potential hire will "take the lead on key policy issues, representing Apple's position with policy makers and within trade associations" and "develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders," Apple says.

Ideal candidates should have existing relationships within the Indian Government and be experienced at driving trade association activity. The position reports to Apple's Senior Director of Government Affairs for the EMEIA region.

India is one of many burgeoning economies tech companies like Apple are keen to penetrate early. According to Apple's earnings report released on Tuesday, sales in the Asia Pacific region, which includes India, rose 26 percent year-over-year to $2.95 billion. The performance was bested only by gargantuan growth in China.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 11
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,191member

    That's going to be a tough job. Such a massive population and so many issues to surmount. Even Gandhi had a heck of a time!

  • Reply 2 of 11
    bageljoeybageljoey Posts: 1,755member
    That's going to be a tough job. Such a massive population and so many issues to surmount. Even Gandhi had a heck of a time!
    OTOH, if they can do in India what they have done in China over the last bunch of quarters...Look out!

    All that "conventional wisdom" about how such an enormous company cannot keep up its growth rate goes out the window!

    (Damn I wish I had more free cash to invest with.)
  • Reply 3 of 11
    dororkedororke Posts: 5member
    Sounds like a good job for an ex FIFA executive ;)
  • Reply 4 of 11
    dororkedororke Posts: 5member
    With all the corruption in India it sounds like an ideal job for an ex FIFA executive. ;)
  • Reply 5 of 11
    dororkedororke Posts: 5member

    With all the corruption in India it sounds like an ideal job for an ex FIFA executive ;)

  • Reply 6 of 11
    rajaramrajaram Posts: 16member
    Hahaha...Government Affairs Officer!! Fancy. Any Indian can tell you what that means ;) ;)
  • Reply 7 of 11
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 19,223member
    rajaram wrote: »
    Hahaha...Government Affairs Officer!! Fancy. Any Indian can tell you what that means ;) ;)

    What a silly post. Perhaps Indian companies can get away with something like that in India (although, I doubt that is the case with the current administration), but companies like Apple would be foolish to wander into such territory.

    In fact, anything like that would be swatted down by Cook and Co. The loss of global (let alone Indian) reputation is simply not worth the effort at these types of cheap behavior. Not just in India, but anywhere in the world. In fact, Apple has been scrupulously clean in China, which, by all accounts has had tremendous corruption issues as well.

    Incidentally, I'd venture a guess that if that's what it takes to get business done in India, Apple will probably leave it to the other companies to do business there.
  • Reply 8 of 11
    isteelersisteelers Posts: 738member
    What a silly post. Perhaps Indian companies can get away with something like that in India (although, I doubt that is the case with the current administration), but companies like Apple would be foolish to wander into such territory.

    In fact, anything like that would be swatted down by Cook and Co. The loss of global (let alone Indian) reputation is simply not worth the effort at these types of cheap behavior. Not just in India, but anywhere in the world. In fact, Apple has been scrupulously clean in China, which, by all accounts has had tremendous corruption issues as well.

    Incidentally, I'd venture a guess that if that's what it takes to get business done in India, Apple will probably leave it to the other companies to do business there.

    Never underestimate the allure of a big market.
  • Reply 9 of 11
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 19,223member
    isteelers wrote: »
    Never underestimate the allure of a big market.

    Never underestimate Apple.
  • Reply 10 of 11
    libdemlibdem Posts: 36member



    You are kidding,right?

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post





    What a silly post. Perhaps Indian companies can get away with something like that in India (although, I doubt that is the case with the current administration), but companies like Apple would be foolish to wander into such territory.



    In fact, anything like that would be swatted down by Cook and Co. The loss of global (let alone Indian) reputation is simply not worth the effort at these types of cheap behavior. Not just in India, but anywhere in the world. In fact, Apple has been scrupulously clean in China, which, by all accounts has had tremendous corruption issues as well.



    Incidentally, I'd venture a guess that if that's what it takes to get business done in India, Apple will probably leave it to the other companies to do business there.

  • Reply 11 of 11
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by libdem View Post

     



    You are kidding,right?


    You surely are, I am guessing...

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