Adam Selipsky Joins Amazon as Head of Cloud Giant AWS

Adam Selipsky Joins Amazon as Head of Cloud Giant AWS
Adam Selipsky has joined Amazon as the head of its cloud computing arm, Amazon Web services (AWS). The leading cloud platform, Seattle, Washington-based AWS offers computing, storage, database, analytics, and application deployment. Mr. Selipsky replaces Andy Jassy as CEO in a move that will be finalized later in 2021. Mr. Jassy will take over from Jeff Bezos as CEO at the same time.

Mr. Selipsky was formerly the CEO of Tableau, a Seattle, Washington-based provider of business intelligence, data visualization, data analysis, and dashboards. Founded in 2003, Tableau’s services turn a company’s data into actionable charts and graphs. The company enjoyed fourfold growth with Mr. Selipsky in charge. During his tenure at Tableau, AWS also developed cloud-based data-visualization software. The company was acquired by Salesforce for $15.7 billion in 2019.

Mr. Selipsky previously spent 11 years at AWS where he held executive positions and was in charge of a diverse range of activities including sales, marketing, and technical and customer support and services. He joins the company at a time when its rivals are taking some of what was once thought of as AWS’s unassailable market lead. His role will be to maintain AWS's market dominance.

“Adam brings strong judgment, customer obsession, team building, demand generation, and CEO experience to an already very strong AWS leadership team,” suggested Mr. Jassy in a statement. “We have a lot more to invent for customers, and we have a very strong leadership team and group of builders to go make it happen. I am excited for what lies ahead.”

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