Engineering science alumna Isabel Ge Mahe is the new vice president and managing director of Apple's Greater China team. (Photo credit: Apple Inc.)

Engineering science alumna named Apple Greater China’s vice president and managing director

July 21, 2017

Update on September 25, 2017:

Mahe has been named the 12th most powerful woman in the world by Fortune magazine. See the list here, and read the article in which she recalls the meeting when Steve Jobs finally convinced her to join the Apple team.

SFU engineering science alumna Isabel Ge Mahe has been named vice president and managing director of Apple’s Greater China team. This is a new position at Apple and she will be reporting directly to CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Wiliams.

“Apple is strongly committed to invest and grow in China, and we are thrilled that Isabel will be bringing her experience and leadership to our China team,” said Cook in a press release.

“She has dedicated a great deal of her time in recent years to delivering innovation for the benefit of Apple customers in China, and we look forward to making even greater contributions under her leadership.”

For the past nine years, Mahe has been the vice president of Apple’s Wireless Technologies team where she led the development of most of the cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, location and motion technologies we see in Apple products.

Mahe completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at SFU. She graduated with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 1997, and then a master of science degree in electrical engineering—with a focus on digital signal processing and wireless communication—in 2000. She later completed a master of business degree from University of California, Berkeley.

“I’m honored to have this opportunity to represent Apple in China and work more closely with our incredibly talented team,” says Mahe. “Everyone at Apple is proud of the contributions we make to the communities where we do business, and I am looking forward to deepening our team’s connections with customers, government and businesses in China to advance innovation and sustainability.”

Mahe begins her new role in Shanghai later this summer.

Read the full press release on Apple’s website.