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Jeffrey Wilke Exits Amazon

August 21, 2020

Jeffrey A. Wilke, Amazon CEO Worldwide Consumer plans to retire from the Company in the first quarter of 2021.

Dave Clark, the Company’s current Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations, will succeed Mr. Wilke as CEO Worldwide Consumer. Mr. Clark joined Amazon in 1999 and has held numerous key roles across Amazon before being named to his current position in January 2013.

Jeff Wilke has served as CEO Worldwide Consumer since April 2016. From February 2012 to April 2016, Jeff served as Senior Vice President, Consumer Business, from January 2007 until February 2012, he served as Senior Vice President, North American Retail, and from January 2002 until December 2006, he was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations.

Jeff joined Amazon.com as Vice President and General Manager, Operations in September 1999. He left AlliedSignal (now Honeywell) where he was Vice-President and General Manager, Pharmaceutical Fine Chemicals. Jeff spent the preceding six years in a variety of operations and general management assignments in the chemical, polymer, and electronics industries. Jeff did his graduate work (MBA and MS in Chemical Engineering) at MIT's Leaders for Global Operations (formerly Leaders for Manufacturing) program where he focused on Total Quality and Process Improvement techniques.

He began his working career writing software and leading software development at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Jeff also holds a BSE degree in Chemical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from Princeton University.

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