Apple VP of Special Projects Paul Deneve Removed From Leadership Webpage [Update: Still at Apple]

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Apple this evening updated its executive profiles page to remove Paul Deneve, suggesting he may no longer be with the company or has left the executive team. Hired in 2013, Paul Deneve served as Apple's vice president of special projects, reporting to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Paul Deneve came to Apple from luxury fashion house Yves Saint Laurent, where he served as CEO. Deneve, who joined Apple as it was working on the Apple Watch, also worked at several other luxury fashion labels like Courreges, Nina Ricci, and Lanvin.

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Paul Deneve's executive profile, which has now been removed from Apple's website.

During his time at Apple, Deneve has had a hand in marketing the Apple Watch. He was involved in projects like the massive floral window installation at Selfridges, and worked alongside Apple's head of retail Angela Ahrendts getting the Apple Watch in high-end boutiques around the world.

Deneve's LinkedIn page continues to list him as a vice president at Apple.

Update: According to Apple, Paul Deneve is still at the company, but is now reporting to Jeff Williams instead of Tim Cook.

Top Rated Comments

dominiongamma Avatar
54 months ago
Was hoping Tim Cook was leaving when I saw the headline
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
appleCakes Avatar
54 months ago
He's leaving Apple to open room for the new position of VP of Emoji's.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
avanpelt Avatar
54 months ago
Looks like Apple is finally realizing that the watch is not a fashion accessory and the people who were responsible for promoting it as such are either leaving or being shown the door. Let's face it -- it must be difficult for someone who comes from the fashion industry, as this guy does, seeing your product on sale as a Black Friday door buster at Kohl's and Target.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pootmatoot Avatar
54 months ago
Is this because the 5 year pipeline of promised "special projects" turned out to be just a color version of the Lenovo 2010 touchbar that shreds the battery and likely has cocked up the graphics card?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrismail627 Avatar
54 months ago

Was hoping Tim Cook was leaving when I saw the headline

I think that would make front page news ;) one can wish though
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
flyinmac Avatar
54 months ago

He's leaving Apple to open room for the new position of VP of Emoji's.

Maybe we'll get lucky and an emoji will replace Tim. Couldn't really mess it up worse. The emoji might actually do a better job.
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Was hoping Tim Cook was leaving when I saw the headline

Don't worry. His day is coming. Future headline:

"Tim Cook drowned while driving preproduction Apple Car. Navigation unexpectedly launched car into the ocean due to Apple Maps glitch."
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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