Apple Hires Former Yves Saint Laurent CEO Paul Deneve As VP For 'Special Projects'

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Attendees sit in front of an Apple logo at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2013 in San Francisco, California June 10, 2013.

Paul Deneve, a former CEO of famous French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent, will be moving to a new position at Apple.
 
According to The Verge, no details have been released regarding the actual position Deneve will be placed in. But Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) told Bloomberg that the role will focus on "special projects" for the company and he will be a vice president reporting directly to CEO Tim Cook.
 
This is not Deveve's first run at the California technology company. From 1990 to 1997 he worked for Apple's European leg in sales and marketing. He then moved on to positions in the fashion industry, starting with Courrèges and ending with his 2011 move to YSL (FP:YSLG) as CEO. 
 
Apple is also still looking to fill a position for a retail chief. That role has remained vacant since John Browett left the position last year. He was with Apple less than a year after he replaced Ron Johnson, who worked at the company for more than a decade.  

Deneve has a master’s degree from Stanford University, and Tech Crunch reports he also has worked as a part-time adviser to several Silicon Valley startup companies. 

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