Selipsky steps down as AWS chief executive

Amazon has announced that Adam Selipsky, chief executive of Amazon Web Services (AWS), will step down after three years in the role.

Matt Garman, a senior vice-president who oversees sales and marketing at AWS, will take over the role on 3 June.

Selipsky joined AWS in 2005 and spent 11 years working on marketing, sales and business development. Between 2016 and 2021, he served as chief executive at software company Tableau.

Apart from spending more time with his family, Selipsky did not state what he would do after leaving Amazon.

Garman joined Amazon in 2005 as an intern and started to work full time at the company in 2006. He was general manager of AWS Compute services for about four years and led marketing, support and professional services at AWS from 2020.

“Adam leaves AWS in a strong position, having reached a $100 billion annual revenue run rate this past quarter, with YoY revenue accelerating again and perhaps most importantly, AWS continues to lead on operational performance, security, reliability, and the overall breadth and depth of our services,” said Andy Jassy, chief executive at Amazon. “I’m deeply appreciative of Adam’s leadership during this time, and for the entire team’s dedication to deliver for customers and the business.”

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