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Andy Jassy profile: 10 quick facts about Amazon Web Series CEO

Andrew R. Jassy is a businessman. He will be the chief executive officer of Amazon in the third quarter of 2021, replacing Jeff Bezos.

Jassy is married to Elana Rochelle Caplan. Here are 10 quick facts about him:

  1. His father Everett L. Jassy was a senior partner and management committee chairman in Dewey Ballantine in New York, United States. (a)
  2. His mother Margery Jassy was a trustee of Theaterworks/USA, a theater company for young audiences in New York. (a)
  3. He was raised in Westchester County, New York. (b)
  4. From 1986 to 1990, he attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States where he graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree. (a) (c)
  5. From 1995 to 1997, he went to Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts where he earned his master’s degree. (c)
  6. In May 1997, he joined Amazon as a marketing manager. He became a vice president in November 2002 and the senior vice president in April 2006. (a) (c) (d)
  7. He and Caplan were both 29 years old when they got married on August 23, 1997 at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, California, USA. (a)
  8. In 2003, he helped launch Amazon Web Services (AWS). He became its CEO in April 2016. (e)
  9. On September 5, 2018, he joined the Seattle Hockey Partners, the investor group aiming to bring a National Hockey League (NHL) expansion team to Seattle, Washington, USA. He became a part owner of the Seattle National Hockey League franchise called the Kraken. (b) (e)
  10. He is a resident of Seattle when he was announced as the next Amazon CEO in February 2021. (b)

 

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