Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, told AWS employees that there was “plenty of time” to determine who will lead the cloud computing division when he takes over as CEO of parent company Amazon this summer .com takes over.
A 24-year Amazon veteran, Jassy started AWS in 2006 and was its Senior Vice President before becoming AWS CEO in April 2016. Yesterday he was named to succeed Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who will step down and take on a new role as the company’s CEO.
Amazon announced the announcement yesterday as part of its earnings release for the fourth quarter of 2020. The changeover should take place in the third quarter, which begins on July 1st. Jassy’s successor has yet to be named.
In a memo to employees Tuesday following the announcement, 53-year-old Jassy said he was excited about the future of AWS, which he has built into a cloud computing powerhouse