Amazon names former exec Adam Selipsky as the new head of AWS

Amazon names former exec Adam Selipsky as the new head of AWS


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Amazon has named Salesforce executive Adam Selipsky as the replacement for Andy Jassy, the longtime chief of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the company’s next CEO when founder Jeff Bezos steps down later this year. Selipsky worked at AWS for more than 10 years before running the startup Tableau, which is now part of Salesforce. The news was first reported by CNBC, which published the memo Jassy sent to Amazon employees on Wednesday.

“Adam brings strong judgment, customer obsession, team building, demand generation, and CEO experience to an already very strong AWS leadership team. And, having been in such a senior role at AWS for 11 years, he knows our culture and business well,” Jassy wrote in the memo. Selipsky joined Salesforce when…

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