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04/01/2021

Amazon Web Services Names New CEO

Adam Selipsky, CEO of data visualization company Tableau, will become the new CEO of Amazon Web Services, according to a March memo.

Adam Selipsky, CEO of data visualization company Tableau, will become the new CEO of Amazon Web Services, according to a March memo. The executive shift comes after Andy Jassy, who was formerly CEO of AWS, was picked to take over as CEO of Amazon after Jeff Bezos announced his departure from the role in February.

AWS is one of the largest cloud service providers, with many large retailers running their digital operations for their entire enterprises on the service.

Selipsky previously worked at AWS as a vice president, running sales, marketing and support for 11 years before taking the helm at Tableau. During his tenure at Tableau, the company’s valuation quadrupled before it was acquired by Salesforce in 2019.

AWS reported $51 billion in revenue at the end of 2020, with a growth rate of 28%. Selipsky is scheduled to return to AWS May 17, with the full transition occurring in the third quarter 2021.

“Adam brings strong judgment, customer obsession, team building, demand generation, and CEO experience to an already very strong AWS leadership team,” Jassy wrote in his memo. “And, having been in such a senior role at AWS for 11 years, he knows our culture and business well.”