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Amazon Names Adam Selipsky Next AWS CEO

Adam Selipsky

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy told AWS employees in an email today that Adam Selipsky will be the new CEO of the behemoth public cloud services provider. In so doing, Selipsky takes the post held until January by Jassy, who was promoted to Amazon CEO after company founder Jeff Bezos announced he was stepping aside to become executive chairman.

While Selipsky has a long history with AWS, for the last four-and-a-half years, he has been CEO of Tableau, the business intelligence and data visualization software company founded in 2003 acquired in 2019 by Salesforce for $15.7 billion.

In 2005, Adam was one of AWS’s first VPs, he ran sales, marketing and support for 11 years, along with AWS platform services.

“With a $51B revenue run rate that’s growing 28 percent YoY (these were the Q4 2020 numbers we last publicly shared), it’s easy to forget that AWS is still in the very early stages of what’s possible,” Jassy said. “Less than 5 percent of the global IT spend is in the cloud at this point. That’s going to substantially change in the coming years. We have a lot more to invent for customers, and we have a very strong leadership team and group of builders to go make it happen. Am excited for what lies ahead.”

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