The 15 year-journey
Jassy, 53, is one of Bezos’s elite leadership team known as the S-team. Although he was the head of Amazon’s cloud computing since its inception, It wasn’t until 2016 that Bezos officially gave Jassy a title as chief executive of cloud computing. In September 2020, Bezos called Jassy his “obvious successor.”
Jassy graduated from Harvard in 1990 and Harvard Business School in 1997. After that, he joined Amazon and never left. In an interview last fall, Jassy shared that he and his wife had moved to the west coast to give his wife a chance to be close to her family for several years before moving back to New York. “It happened 23 years ago and the deadline is probably over,” says Jassy.
Fifteen years is the time Jassy has spent transforming Amazon, turning it from an e-commerce giant into a highly profitable tech company, creating and then dominating the cloud infrastructure market. global cloud.
Jassy is currently CEO of the lucrative cloud storage arm, Amazon Web Services, which made up 67% of the company’s entire last quarter operating profit, driven by rising demand during the pandemic.
According to Jassy, AWS has emerged in the $100 billion cloud computing industry as an almost invincible power, beat Google and Microsoft, and land large customers such as Zoom.
Jassy became part of Amazon in 1997 and was formally assistant to Bezos until his contribution to the launch of AWS in 2006.
Jassy is a close mentor of Bezos, the insider claimed, and took part in the controversial decision to kick Parler out of AWS after the Capitol riot that brought praise and lawsuits from the social networks of the right wing.
He supported AWS’s facial recognition software because opponents were placing pressure on the company to end law enforcement sales and publicly claiming that Trump’s “disdain” to the Amazon administration had led to losing AWS’s lucrative JEDI military cloud contract last year. Jassy had not avoided controversy
Bezos also said he moved to his other interests on Wednesday, so he decided to step down. The Day 1 Fund for homeless groups is used to raise millions, and the Bezos Earth Fund is used to support climate change programs. In this respect, it finances the construction of pre-schools for low-income families. Bezos, the world’s richest man, has also said that he wants to spend time at Blue Origin and The Washington Post, his commercial space business, which he owned since 2013.
In September, the Washington Post proclaimed Jassy the “apparent heir” to another Bezos deputy, Jeff Wilke, who had retired in August. Wilke operated the multinational consumer enterprise in Amazon and was recognized as the pioneer in replacing Bezos.