Apple’s DMO has been appointed to fill a vacant position as part of a restructuring in its India operations.
The company confirmed to ESPN that the appointment is made by Apple’s India DMO, Sridhar Ramachandran, to replace former CEO Rishi Sunil Gupta.
The appointment of Ramachadran, who has been working in the country for the last six years, was made on January 4.
In a blog post, Ramachannan said he had worked as Apple’s global director of digital services in India since November 2016, when he was appointed as the head of Apple’s digital services group.
In an interview to ESPN, Ramadannan, who was also named as the new COO of Apple India, said his new role was part of the company’s efforts to improve the services and capabilities of its India customers.
Ramachandrasopran also confirmed that the role will be “part of the overall restructuring” of the DMO.
Apple India’s board of directors is currently meeting to discuss the company, as the company struggles to find its footing in India.
It had initially announced a restructuring plan in the second quarter of 2017, but the plan was not finalised until this year.
The company had been working on a restructuring programme since the third quarter of 2019.
The Apple India Dmo will replace Gupta, who resigned after just one year in the position.
In 2018, Gupta took the reins of Apple and led the digital operations of the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.
In its statement, Apple said it has hired a new chief digital officer, an interim chief digital operations officer and a chief executive officer for India.
The statement also said that it has appointed Ramachan as the interim chief executive.
Apple’s India is the largest consumer electronics retailer in the world and has been in India for over a decade.
The retailer has about 3,200 stores in India, with more than 2,300 locations across the country.