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Andrew Jassy

Andrew Jassy

Andrew Jassy is the president and CEO of Amazon.


Andrew Jassy was born on January 13, 1968, in Scarsdale, New York. He is an American businessman who became the president and CEO of Amazon on July 5, 2021. Before his role as president and CEO, Jassy led Amazon Web Services (AWS) since its initial inception in 2003.


Jassy attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in government. Post-undergraduate studies, Jassy went on to obtain an MBA from Harvard Business School.


In 1997, after a five-year career with two other companies, Jassy joined Amazon along with several other Harvard MBA peers. He held a variety of titles in his early years with the company,and in 2003 he and Jeff Bezos developed the idea to create a cloud computing platform that would later be known as Amazon Web Services, which officially launched in 2006. Jassy became the head of the team, which housed fifty-seven employees.

In 2016, after being named Person of the Year by the Financial Times, Jassy was promoted from senior vice president of AWS to CEO.

In February of 2021, it was announced that Jassy would be the successor to Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, with Bezos transitioning to the role of chairman. The title became formal on July 5, 2021.


July 6, 2021
Amazon shares jump to an all-time high after Andrew Jassy takes over from Bezos as CEO.
July 5, 2021
Andy Jassy officially takes over as Amazon CEO from Jeff Bezos
February 2, 2021
Amazon announces in a shock briefing that Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO to make way for Andy Jassy.
January 13, 1968
Andrew Jassy was born in Scarsdale.


Further Resources



Clint Boulton
March 5, 2021
CIO CEO Jeff Bezos tabbed longtime AWS CEO Andy Jassy to fill his shoes this summer. Here's what tech leaders and partners have to say about the move.
Chris Weller
February 11, 2021
Business Insider
Amazon has never been more valuable, nor better-positioned to acquire new customers. That's the good news. The bad news is cultural.
Ashley Stewart and Eugene Kim
February 9, 2021
Business Insider
"You'll be stuck with me for another six to seven months," Jassy told Amazon Web Services employees. He also addressed AWS's decision to drop Parler.
February 9, 2021
Andy Jassy is the head of Amazon Web Services and will be replacing Jeff Bezos to become the company's next CEO in Q3. Here's what you need to know.
Lauren Johnson
February 9, 2021
Business Insider
Advertisers say they'd like to see new ad tools using AWS' technology to better measure and target ads.


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