Amazon announces resignation of CEO Dave Clark

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After 23 years, Dave Clark, the Worldwide Consumer CEO of Amazon, will resign from his job. The resignation of Clark will be effective this July 1, said the company last Friday, after the e-commerce giant filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Clark said on Twitter, “I’ve had an incredible time at Amazon, but it’s time for me to build again. It’s what drives me.”

As CEO of the company’s Worldwide Consumer, Clark took care to make sure that their logistics network involving delivery trucks and warehouses was running smoothly. With his initiatives, they were able to accelerate shipments while also becoming one leading online retail market player.

Clark exiting the company is amid other problems that Amazon is currently facing – including strict regulations, slowing growth as well as union movements from its workers.

Amazon saw a decrease in revenue following the decline in its demand and an increase in production costs. This sent the company’s share price low in April. After lockdown protocols were imposed, people shifted their purchases online; the demand increased for Amazon’s services, not until April when demand slowed down.

Amazon’s CEO, Andy Jassy, said that the company is doing what it can to mitigate the adverse effects of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the pandemic. He attributed these challenges as being behind most difficulties faced by Amazon these past months but pointed out they’re working hard on mitigation strategies.

Clark expressed his confidence in the future of the company even as he leaves from the fold.

“We have a great leadership team across the Consumer business that is ready to take on more as the company evolves past the customer experience challenges we took on during the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.

The company is facing a labor dispute, with several unions organizing to call out the management. However, negotiations are currently ongoing, and both parties will try their best in order to make ends meet.

“We also have a solid multi-year plan to fight the inflationary challenges we are facing in 2022,” Clark wrote on Twitter after workers took to the media to express intention for unionization efforts.

“For some time, I have discussed my intent to transition out of Amazon with my family and others close to me, but I wanted to ensure the teams were set up for success,” Clark told the media. “I feel confident that time is now.”

For now, no plans have been revealed by Clark yet after he makes his exit from Amazon this July.

Source: CNN

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Kate Ross

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