Amazon CEO for worldwide consumer delivery will be retiring from the company in 2021. Amazon announced that Jeffery Wilke is bidding farewell to the company through a filing to securities and exchange commission on Friday.
Wilke would retire in the year 2021 after serving the company in the role since April 2016, taking the lead position in the Amazon Prime, Technology, marketing, and Amazon Stores.
Wilke Bids Adieu To Amazon, However Not Taking Any New Job
Wilke would be succeeded by Dave Clark, who serves as the Senior Vice President of Retail Operations. Dave Clark joined Amazon in 2000 and has taken several substantial roles in the company. He served the VP Role in January 2013. Two other CEOS are deputed as CEO in Amazon in different positions.
Jeff Bezos Heads Amazon With Two Other CEO’s Reporting To Him
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Jeff Bezos heads the Amazon.com eCommerce marketplace along with the CEO of the company. The two other CEOs report to Jeff Bezos, Wilke, and Jassy. Jassy heads the AWS, which is Amazon’s cloud computing company.
Wilke is Amazon’s Veteran
Jeff Wilke is an Amazon veteran who has spearheaded the consumer business of the e-commerce giant and considered potentially the next CEO successor to Jeff Bezos. Wilke holds a high reputation in the company and has successfully run Amazon’s online marketplace. He is responsible for the high-stake online business of Amazon, which accounted for a massive share of company 88.9 Billion Dollars for sales in the last quarter.
Addressed Amazon Peers In a Memo
Jeff Wilke sent a heartfelt memo to employees that he is leaving the company and is proud of working at Amazon. He said, “don’t have a new job, and am as happy with and proud of Amazon as ever,”
Jeff Bezos Talked About Jeff Wilke
Jeff Bezos talked about Jeff Wilke mentioning him as his tutor and appreciated Wilke’s commitment and contribution to Amazon.
“Jeff’s legacy and impact will live on long after he departs. He is simply one of those people without whom Amazon would be completely unrecognizable.”
He joined Amazon in 1999
Wilke became part of Amazon from AlliedSignal around 20 years back in 1999 to take care of the global operations. He brought with him a wide array of manufacturing experience, which has been highly instrumental for Amazon to increase its warehouse operations.