Apple’s European Head Departs

Pascal Cagni, Apple’s General Manager and Vice President for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, resigned this week after 12 years with the company. It’s unclear why the sudden departure, but Cagni had a good run with Apple according to Le Figaro.

Apple in Europe

Apple in Europe

He oversaw sales growth in the scores of countries under his responsibility, with sales reaching €28 billion last year. During his tenure, the iPod, iPhone, and App Store were implemented in those countries and became wildly successful. He was also involved in the opening of Apple Stores throughout his territory.

Mr. Cagni also serves on the board of directors at Kingfisher, and is an advisor to the firm Ernst & Young Europe and the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK.

No word yet on what Mr. Cagni plans to do now, nor who will replace him. Apple, of course, had no comment.