Johny Srouji

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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.

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

Early life and education[edit]

Srouji was born in Haifa, Israel in an Arab Christian family originally from Lebanon.[5][6][7][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.[4] 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.[8]

Srouji is fluent in four languages: Arabic, Hebrew, French, and English.[9]


  • 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.[10]

In 2019 Intel considered Srouji a candidate to be its next CEO.[11]

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.[12]


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