Ex-Apple senior executive joins Bang & Olufsen as external advisor

Stephen Zadesky, former senior executive for Apple, has joined Bang & Olufsen as external advisor, as of 1 November 2021, to support the development of the company’s future product portfolio.

For over 20 years, Zadesky has help several leadership positions at Apple, including VP of Engineering, and was also responsible for Apple’s Special Project Team. He has extensive experience in leading and scaling product creation projects and was part of building and leading the development teams for Apple’s first iPod and iPhone.

Based on his many years of experience within technology, engineering and consumer electronics, Zadesky will provide strategic advice to Bang & Olufsen’s creation teams and leaders to develop new products.

“We are excited to welcome Stephern,” said Kristian Teär, CEO of Bang & Olufsen. “With his deep product development knowledge and extensive experience with strategic leadership, he will no doubt contribute greatly to our turnaround and support our amazing teams in building the next suite of magical products and customer experiences.”

Zadesky added: “I am excited to be part of a brand as iconic as Bang & Olufsen. They have played an outsized role in consumer products over the past century and have had a big influence on me personally. I look forward to working with Kristian’s exceptional team to help create the next generation of products for the company.”

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