Amazon announces Doug Herrington as CEO of Worldwide Amazon Stores

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Long-time Amazon executive Doug Herrington will take over as the new CEO of Worldwide Amazon Stores, CEO Andy Jassy announced on Tuesday.

Herrington has served on the high-level S-team at Amazon since 2011 after initially joining the company in 2005. He started on the company’s consumables business then launched AmazonFresh in 2007 and began leading the North American consumer business in 2015, according to Amazon.

The move comes after Amazon announced earlier this month that former CEO of Worldwide Consumer Dave Clark would soon resign. Clark later announced he would join supply chain software start-up Flexport as its new CEO in September.

Jassy said Amazon was changing the name of the Consumer business to Amazon Stores, adding that it would also bring the Operations group under a single leader, John Felton. Felton has also served on the S-team since 2020 and been at Amazon for 18 years.

Felton, who has served in a variety of operations and logistics leadership roles at Amazon, will report to Herrington under the new structure. Herrington’s other direct reports will include leads of Amazon’s physical, international and North American stores divisions, eCommerce Foundation, Pharmacy/AmazonCare/Healthcare, Selling Partner Services, Buy with Prime and Amazon’s chief ecomomist.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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