McKinsey Forum 2019

Doug Beck

Apple Vice President

Doug Beck is Vice President, of Apple, Inc., reporting to CEO Tim Cook. From 2014 to 2019, he led Apple’s businesses across the Americas and Northeast Asia, and now leads several of Apple’s businesses worldwide. Previously, he was based in Tokyo, and led Apple’s businesses in Northeast Asia. Doug joined Apple in 2009 from Charles Schwab, where he was Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to Schwab, he was a partner at McKinsey & Company. He was elected in 2000 as one of the youngest partners in McKinsey history. Doug has lived and/or worked extensively in Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and across China. Doug is a U.S. Navy Reserve Officer, served from 2006 through 2007 in Iraq and Afghanistan, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and Presidential Unit Citation. As a civilian, Doug serves as a member of the US Secretary of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board and as an Executive Advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations. Doug is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Center for a New American Security and of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars, the Board of Advisors of Yale’s Jackson Institute on Global Affairs, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Doug holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies and History summa cum laude from Yale and an M.Phil in International Relations from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.