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AWS CEO Adam Selipsky is stepping down

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Amazon has confirmed Adam Selipsky's departure from his role as CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

In a blog post following an internal memo by Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, Matt Garman was announced as the new chief effective June 3.

Garman, who joined AWS officially in 2006 after a few months of internship, has been heading up Sales, Marketing and Global Services since 2020.

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The move isn't surprising – Selipsky, who was re-hired by Amazon in May 2021 as AWS CEO, agreed to take on the role on the basis that he would be preparing the business for a new generation of leadership.

Selipsky, who moved over from a five-and-a-half-year stint as Tableau CEO, spent 11 years at AWS between 2005 and 2016.

Jassy summarized Garman’s suitability for the role: “Matt has an unusually strong set ...

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