Giannandrea joined Apple earlier this year after spending eight years at Google, where he was the head of search. He will now report directly to Apple chief executive Tim Cook as the head of the new combined team.

Giannandrea is from Bridge of Allan and studied computer science at the University of Strathclyde. He has previously worked for General Magic, Netscape and INMOS Corporation, and founded two companies, Metaweb Technologies and Tellme Networks.



University of Strathclyde