Johny Srouji

Johny Srouji (Hebrew: ג'וני סרוג'י, Arabic: جوني سروجي; born 1964)[3] is an Israeli-Arab executive[4] Apple's senior vice president of Hardware Technologies, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.[5]

Johny Srouji
Alma materTechnion - Israel Institute of Technology
(B.S. and M.S., Computer Science)
OccupationSenior vice president of Hardware Technologies at Apple Inc..[2]
EmployerApple Inc.

Early life and educationEdit

Srouji was born in Haifa, Israel, in an Arab Christian family originally from Lebanon.[6][7][8][1] In high school, he got perfect grades in math, physics, chemistry, and science and was introduced to computers by an instructor who also taught at the nearby Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.[5] He later enrolled at the Technion, earning both a bachelor's degree (summa cum laude) and master's degree (magna cum laude) in computer science.[9]

Srouji is fluent in four languages: Arabic, Hebrew, French, and English.[10]


  • 1990–1992: Researcher and engineer at IBM R&D Labs in Israel
  • 1993–2005: Senior Manager at Intel Israel Design Center
  • 2005–2008: Design Manager in CPU design at IBM
  • 2008–2015: Vice President of Hardware Technologies at Apple
  • 2015–present: Senior Vice President of Hardware Technologies at Apple

In 2008, Srouji led development of the Apple A4, the first Apple-designed system on a chip.[11]

In 2019 Intel considered Srouji a candidate to be its next CEO.[12]

In 2020, during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, Srouji announced the transition of Apple's Macintosh line of personal computers from Intel's x86 CPU architecture to their own Apple silicon.[13]


  1. ^ a b "Apple's CEO Visits with Reuven Rivlin". Retrieved 2017-12-01. Johny Srouji, Vice President for Hardware Technology at Apple, a member of the Israeli Arab community, born in Haifa
  2. ^ Johny Srouji serves as vice president of Hardware Technologies at Apple.
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  4. ^ Solomon, Shoshanna (16 January 2019). "Israeli Johny Srouji reportedly in running for Intel CEO". The Times of Israel.
  5. ^ a b "The Most Important Apple Executive You've Never Heard Of". Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  6. ^ Johny Srouji entry in the Srouji Family History database His Srouji family have lived in Lebanon since 1682 as can be read here
  7. ^ Srouji, Elias S (2003). Cyclamens from Galilee: Memoirs of a Physician from Nazareth. iUniverse. ISBN 9780595303045.
  8. ^ "The Most Important Apple Executive You've Never Heard Of". Bloomberg News.
  9. ^ Johnny from Haifa took Apple by storm.
  10. ^ "Interesting facts about Johny Srouji, the man behind Apple's custom processors". The Indian Express. 2020-06-24. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  11. ^ "Investor Relations - Leadership & Governance". Apple Inc. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Apple exec on Intel's CEO candidate list". Axios. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  13. ^ Synced (2020-06-22). "WWDC 2020 | Apple Will Replace Intel CPU With Its Own 'Apple Silicon' Chips". Synced. Retrieved 2020-06-24.