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Amazon Web Services CEO to step down

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AWS CEO Adam Selipsky is stepping down, effective June 3rd, according to a leaked email from Amazon CEO Andy Jassy viewed by The Verge. Matt Garman, SVP of AWS sales, marketing, and global services at Amazon, will replace Selipsky as CEO.

You can read the full email from Jassy to AWS staff below:

A little over three years ago when Jeff announced my new role, one of my first jobs was to identify who’d take over and lead AWS, It was the business. We had strong leaders in AWS, several of whom could lead the overall business in the long-term, but who’d benefit from a few more years gaining experience and learning under a more seasoned CEO.

Adam Selipsky was one of the first VPs we hired in AWS back in 2005, and spent 11 years excellently…

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