Amazon names Jeff Wilke to head retail

Amazon has made it official — adding the appropriate titles to two key executives. Jeff Wilke and Andy Jassy are now CEO Worldwide Consumer and CEO Amazon Web Services, respectively.

Wilke has long headed up Amazon's $100 million consumer business and the title is merely an acknowledgment of his work growing the company's biggest business. According to a company statement, "This is not a reorganization but rather a recognition of the roles they've played for a while."

Jassy is credited with championing the notion that Amazon could build a business unit around cloud computing and its technology infrastructure. Amazon Web Services basically extends the company's tech prowess to outside clients and is on track to becoming a $10 billion business this year, according to Re/Code.

Wilke is considered the heir apparent to founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and has been with Amazon since 1999 in the consumer business.

For more:
- see this Re/Code story
- see this Amazon blog post
- see this Financial Times article

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