Cagni is up against HMV chief executive, Simon Fox, for the role, a replacement for current executive, Michael Grade. ITV is thought to be hopeful to make an announcement on the matter on August 6, though the process may drag through until September.
Pascal joined Apple in April 2000. He put in place a talented management team which transformed Europe into Apple’s fastest growing region.
He joined Apple from NEC Computer International where he served as European Vice President and General Manager of Packard Bell.
Under his tenure Packard Bell grew at three times the industry rate gaining the number one position in the European home computer market while revenue grew to more than $1 billion. He also sits on the board of the Aspen Institute and Egg.
In a recent (October 08) interview he touched on Apple’s future strategy, saying: “With the iPhone we are entering a Convergence Age. If you look back in time, Apple has delivered truly amazing products, from the Macintosh to the iMac, the iPod, and today the iPhone. The success of each of these products has reinforced the others. We are enjoying a virtuous circle of innovation and intend to continue to surprise and delight our customers in the future!”