Menu
​AWS appoints new Cloud CEO, and it’s about time…

​AWS appoints new Cloud CEO, and it’s about time…

Promotes Andy Jassy as CEO of Amazon Web Services

Andy Jassy - CEO, AWS

Andy Jassy - CEO, AWS

Amazon has appointed Andy Jassy as CEO of Amazon Web Services, initiating an internal promotion that’s been a long time in the making.

Regarded as a key influence in the rise of the tech giant’s most profitable business division, Jassy’s crowning as Cloud chief comes in recognition of annual AWS sales approaching $US10 billion for 2016.

Alongside Jassy’s appointment, Amazon also appointed Jeff Wilke to the role of worldwide consumer CEO, as the company zones in on three core areas of business going forward.

As per Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' recent letter to shareowners, this year, Amazon became the fastest company ever to reach $US100 billion in annual sales.

“Marketplace, Prime and AWS are examples of bold bets at Amazon that worked, and they've become our three big pillars,” Bezos said.

“And as we've grown as a company and those three big pillars have also grown, we've decided it makes sense to change the titles of the leaders of those businesses.

“This is not a reorganisation but rather a recognition of the roles they’ve played for a while.”

After joining Amazon in 1997, Jassy became Senior Vice President of Web Services in 2003, playing a pivotal role in the rise of AWS in 2006.

“When we wrote the business plan for AWS, I don’t think any os us had the audacity to predict that it would become this big this fast,” said Jassy, during an interview with Forbes in 2015.

Under Jassy’s guidance, AWS has grown to house more than a million active customers every month, across 190 countries, 2,000 government agencies and 5000 education institutions.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Clouddatacentreamazonpublic cloudAWS

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Reseller News honoured the leading female front runners of the New Zealand channel at the 2018 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in Auckland. The awards honoured standout individuals across seven categories, spanning Entrepreneur; Innovation; Rising Star; Shining Star; Community; Technical and Achievement.

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel
Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Microsoft honoured leading partners across the channel following a year of customer innovation and market growth in New Zealand. The 2018 Microsoft Partner Awards recognised excellence within the context of the end-user, spanning a host of emerging and established providers.

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners
Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Introducing the Reseller News Innovation Awards, launched to the channel at the 2018 Judges’ Lunch in Auckland. With more than 70 judges now part of the voting panel, the new-look awards will reflect the changing dynamics of the channel, recognising excellence across customer value and innovation - spanning start-ups, partners, distributors and vendors.

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch
Show Comments