Doug Beck is Vice President of Worldwide Institutional and Public Impact Businesses at Apple, Inc., reporting to CEO Tim Cook. He led Apple’s businesses across all customer markets and products in the Americas and Northeast Asia from 2014 to 2019, and now leads several of Apple’s purpose-driven businesses worldwide, including in health, education, and the public sector. Previously, he was based in Tokyo, and led Apple’s businesses in Northeast Asia. He has reported to Tim Cook since joining Apple in 2009.
Doug came to Apple 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, while resident in Shanghai. Doug has lived and/or worked extensively in Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and across China.
Doug is a Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve, served from 2006 through 2007 in Iraq and Afghanistan with a joint special operations task force, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and Presidential Unit Citation for his service there. He has served extensively across the Asia Pacific region throughout his career, as well as with special operations. He founded and led the joint reserve component of the Defense Innovation Unit, with locations in Silicon Valley, Austin, and Boston, from inception in 2015 through 2019, and now leads a joint reserve unit supporting US IndoPacific Command onsite at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
As a civilian, Doug serves as a nonpartisan Executive Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, and has served as a member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board, an Executive Advisor to three Chiefs of Naval Operations, including for over 10 years as a member of the CNO Executive Panel, and as a close advisor to ten years of special operations community leadership . He has also served for over 10 years as a formal and informal advisor to senior uniformed and civilian leadership across the Defense Department and the intelligence community.
Doug is a Trustee of the Rhodes Trust, which oversees the Rhodes Scholarships worldwide. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for a New American Security and 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.