Jeff Bezos will step down from his long-standing role as CEO of Amazon
on July 5, he said at the company’s annual shareholder meeting on
The company first announced Bezos’ plan to leave his role at the helm of
the company back in February at the same time it announced record net sales
of 125.6 billion dollars in the fourth quarter – a year-on-year increase of
The July 5 date is significant to the business as it marks 27 years
exactly since Amazon was incorporated in 1994.
Bezos, who founded the company out of his garage in Seattle, is handing
the reins over to Andy Jassy, an Amazon veteran who has been at the
retailer since 1997 and who founded and was CEO of the company’s cloud
platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Bezos will remain at the company as executive chair.