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Amazon's consumer chief executive to step down

Sadiyah Ismailjee
24 August 2020

Amazon's global consumer chief executive, Jeff Wilke has announced he will be stepping down from his role.

Jeff Wilke joined the global e-commerce giant in 1999 and was responsible for creating and building much of the company’s heralded logistics infrastructure, which now employs around 800,000 workers across the globe.

In a memo to his team, he said he would leave the company in the first quarter of 2021, and does not have another job lined up.

Amazon’s senior vice-president of retail operations, Dave Clark will be replacing Wilke as head of consumer.

Since 2013, he has been Amazon’s senior vice-president of worldwide operations, responsible for the company’s global supply chain, delivery, and customer service.

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