In the fast-paced world of technology, behind every successful company stands a financial wizard who ensures that the numbers add up and the business thrives. For Apple Inc., that person is Luca Maestri, the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) responsible for steering the financial aspects of the tech giant under the guidance of CEO Tim Cook. Years of expertise, dedication, and a knack for strategic decision-making have all contributed to his rise to the top of Apple's financial hierarchy.

With over 25 years of experience building and leading finance teams in global companies, Maestri brings a wealth of knowledge to his role as CFO. He began his career at General Motors, where he spent two decades working in various finance and operating roles across the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe. 

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During his time with GM, he played a significant role in establishing the company's regional Asia-Pacific operations, paving the way for crucial manufacturing investments in China and Thailand. His ability to navigate complexities and drive growth made him stand out as a financial leader.

In 2013, his exceptional financial acumen caught the attention of Apple, and he joined the company as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller. Since his arrival, he has been an instrumental part of Apple's senior leadership, working closely with the CEO and executive team. In recognition of his invaluable contributions, he was promoted to the role of CFO, where he now oversees several critical functions, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, investor relations, real estate, internal audit, and tax functions.

His tenure as CFO has been characterized by remarkable achievements as he navigated Apple through a highly competitive and ever-evolving industry. His strategic financial planning played a pivotal role in the company's continued growth and financial success. Under his guidance, Apple achieved unprecedented milestones, launching groundbreaking products, expanding into new markets, and reaching remarkable levels of revenue and profitability.

Beyond his professional achievements,  Maestri's personal qualities have also contributed to his success. Integrity, openness, and a commitment to excellence are characteristics of his leadership style. He fosters a culture of collaboration and innovation, empowering his finance teams to deliver exceptional results.

His educational background has undoubtedly played a significant role in shaping his career trajectory. He graduated from Luiss University in Rome with a bachelor's degree in Economics, providing him with a strong foundation in the world of finance. He then pursued a master's degree in Science of Management from Boston University, further enhancing his business acumen.