Amazon has announced that Jeff Bezos will step down as CEO of the company and become the new CEO. This transition, scheduled for the third quarter, will make the current head of cloud computing, Andy Jassy, in the next executive director of the American giant.
Bezos, who founded the company 27 years ago, said in a note to employees posted on Amazon’s website that as CEO, he will continue to “participate in important Amazon initiatives, but I will also have the time and energy I need to focus on Day 1 Fund, Bezos Earth Fund, Blue Origin, The Washington Post and my other passions ».
The announcement occurred on the same day that a huge sales figure was known coinciding with the Christmas campaign. In his message, Bezos has insisted that this decision is not the first step towards a retirement: «I’ve never had more energy and it’s not about retiring».