It’s been a few weeks and some time off, and Amazon has announced Andy Jassy as Amazon CEO. Andy Jassy is a close confidant of Jeff Bezos and will be taking over for him as CEO, and his first task is to make sure that the company can continue to grow and maintain its customer loyalty in an era where competitors like Walmart are trying hard to catch up with their own online shopping platforms.
Well, since he is on the big picture now, let us know who Andy Jassy is and some interesting facts about him:
Where did Andy Jassy start?
Andy Jassy joined Amazon in 1997, the same year it went public. The 53-year-old built AWS from the ground up within the past two decades and became CEO of the cloud platform last year (2016). Analyst Dan Ives described him to Insider in a previous interview as “one of the most powerful leaders not just within the cloud and tech sector, but in the world of business.”
Jeff Bezos and Andy Jassy friendship:
Andy Jassy is a close confidant and protégé to Jeff Bezos. He’s been described as “one of the most powerful leaders not just within the cloud and tech sector, but in the world of business” by industry analyst Dan Ives. The 53-year-old has spent 24 years at Amazon and will continue to grow AWS for now after taking over from current CEO and founder Bezos, who remained CEO until June 5th, 2021.
Education background of Andy Jassy?
Andy Jassy attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He went on to receive a Master’s in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence and his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Information Systems at Cornell.
Andy Jassy family history:
Andy Jassy and his wife have three children and live in Henderson, Nevada. He and his family enjoy all things outdoors, and Andy enjoys golfing and skiing with his kids. What’s the best part of being a dad? “My favorite thing is watching my daughters grow up.”
When asked about how does he balance work and life outside of Amazon? He said, “I am so lucky to be able to come home every night for dinner, help homework, watch movies together, or read books.”
Andy Jassy is one of the highest-paid Amazon executives:
According to CNBC, Amazon C.E.O. Jeff Bezos earned approximately $1.7 million in 2016 while Andy Jassy made over $36 million that same year, besting his salary from 2015 and the past three years combined with a total of nearly $20 million in earnings through 2018.
It’s a lot of tasks on his plate now, and he should be the captain of the biggest ship he could ever dream of. Hope he succeeds, and the Halfofthe team wishes him good luck.