The Men Who Could Replace Jeff Bezos at Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)

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Jeff Bezos Playing Chess

For the first time, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)‘s CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos hinted that they have finally arrived at the decision of choosing a successor for the company. Bezos made this revelation during an interview with Henry Blodget, the CEO of Business Insider. Bezos said, “There is someone who would take over.” But declined name the person.

The Probable Candidates

Since the time, the news of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s new heir is out, the market is flooding with speculations of who the one will be. Meanwhile, recode has come out with some prominent names, which are likely to take the role of Bezos. The leading candidate is Jeffe Wilke, who has been committed to Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) a very long time. Some even call him as “irreplaceable” face. Wilke’s work with Amazon has been multi-dimensional first presiding over their core e-commerce business in North America then later looking after operations and customer service.

More On The List

The second name on the list is Jeff Blackburn, who has been a trusted advisor to Bezos. Blackburn has been looking after the roles of business development, product development, and operations. Next is Andy Jessy, who occupies a high-profile position at Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Jessy is primarily running the company’s Web Services cloud computing business, a segment most alluring to Bezos, which increases the probability of Jessy to take over the strings. The final candidate that could be the next heir to Bezos could be David Limp. He handles the hardware business and device business, one of the favorite businesses of Bezos. Limp is responsible for every hardware or device launch, right from Kindle to the company’s new Amazon Echo device.

Though the list is plainly speculative, it will be interesting to see of any of these mentioned make it to the CEO chair.

Viraj Shah

Viraj Shah has completed M.Com (Finance) and is currently pursuing his CFP. He tracks US markets along with other global markets like India very closely. He is very passionate about stocks, real estate, and technology. He also believes that money can always be made in the market.

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  • baligeko

    No wonder Amazon is loosing so much money, this guy plays chess using the wrong color pieces (you always have your piece visible in your hand, when you take an opponent’s piece). It is obvious by the look in his eye that he does not have a clue what he is doing. There is soon going to be a massive sell-off of AMZN in favour of AAPL/BIDU/BABA.

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