"Doug Beck has done a great job helping to grow
Apple's business in Japan and Korea. His role is expanding to
include North America sales as well," Apple spokeswoman Kristin
Huguet said in an email.
Rowe joined Apple in 2012 from United Continental, where he was
the chief financial officer.
The reason for Rowe's departure, which comes just weeks after
Angela Ahrendts took over as head of retail and online stores,
was not known.
Rowe did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
Huguet did not provide details on Rowe's exit or when Beck would
Beck has overseen Apple in Japan, which has been one of the
company's fastest-growing markets for the iPhone, where business
got a boost from the recent inclusion of NTT Docomo Inc as a
Rowe's departure follows the exit of Katie Cotton, Apple's head
of worldwide communications, who was leaving the company after
18 years to spend more time with her children.
(Reporting By Ankush Sharma in Bangalore; Editing by Sunil Nair)
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