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Amazon Promotes Doug Herrington to CEO of Worldwide Amazon Stores

The 17-year Amazon vet will replace Dave Clark.

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Amazon on Tuesday named Doug Herrington as the new CEO of Worldwide Amazon Stores. Herrington will replace Dave Clark, who elected to step down effective July 1, a little more than a year after replacing Jeff Wilke in 2021.

During his 17-year tenure with the e-commerce giant, Herrington has helped build the consumables business, and launched AmazonFresh in 2007. He has led the North American consumer business since 2015. In a blog post, CEO Andy Jassy spoke highly of Herrington's tenure with Amazon and what he will bring to the position, saying he "thinks big, has thoughtful vision around how category management and ops can work well together." 

In addition to Herrington's promotion, John Felton will join the Worldwide Amazon Stores executive team as operations lead. Felton will work alongside the eight other leaders who will report to Herrington, establishing a "very strong and experienced leadership team," according to Jassy.

With the leadership change, the business will become known as Worldwide Amazon Stores, formerly called Consumer. Despite the name change, little will change in operations and the business will continue to be one of Amazon's biggest, overseeing operations for delivery networks and warehouses around the world. 

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