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Amazon CEO Jassy sent an internal letter acknowledging the loss of his two highest-ranking black executives

via:新浪科技     time:2022/6/23 9:01:26     readed:73

Sina Technology news Beijing time on June 23 morning news, it is reported that on Tuesday evening, local time, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy sent out an internal email, the company has lost two black executives, in charge of the warehouse business and logistics business.

Mr Jassy thanked the two executives, saying they had left behind "very important contributions" to Amazon and that he was "very sad" to see them go.

Earlier, Amazon officially announced the departure of two African-American executives: Alicia Boler-Davis, senior vice president of global customer order delivery, and David Bozeman, vice president of Amazon shipping services.

In the past two years, Amazon has made strides in recruiting, hiring more African-American senior executives at the eighth and tenth (internal) levels, Mr. Jassy said in the email.

And earlier this month, Amazon announced that Dave Clark, head of its global consumer business, would leave the company on July 1. On Tuesday, Amazon announced that Doug Herrington, an executive, would take over Mr. Kollack's consumer business to lead "Amazon's Global Store business." It is understood that the departure of the black executive Davis, was also a candidate to replace Mr Kollak.

Ms Davies and Mr Postman are two of the few black executives at Amazon. Davis is also the only African-American member of amazon's "S Team," its top decision-making level.

Amazon has made progress in increasing the diversity of its senior management over the past few years, but as of the end of last year, only 5.5 percent of all senior management were Black, according to data released by the company.

"We have a lot of work to do," Mr Jassy said in the email.

  Here's what Jassy wrote:

You may have seen the company's senior personnel announcement today, but it should also be noted that Two senior executives, David and Bozeman, have decided to leave Amazon. Both of them have made significant contributions to the company and I am very sad to see them go.

Davis joined Amazon at a time when the company was going through a crazy growth period, having just launched its Prime membership for next-day delivery, and in the past two years, the company has faced even bigger challenges due to the CORONAVIRUS pandemic.

Without Davis' relentless leadership, we would not have been able to nearly double our order-delivery network (warehouse network) over the past two years. Davis has brought a lot to the company over the past three years and has been an important member of the COMPANY's S team. I am very grateful for her contribution and work.

Similarly, Postman has been with Amazon for more than five years and has built our Middle Mile logistics network, which is an important part of Amazon's logistics business.

Without Postman's leadership and guidance, Amazon would not have the logistics network it has today.

I have great respect for Both Davis and Bozeman. We will miss both of them, and I know they will be lucky to work for the next company.

In the past two years, Amazon has made progress in hiring black executives in the eighth and tenth tiers, but it has apparently lost its two highest-ranking black executives.

It's challenging to balance other changes that often result from some changes at the company, but I and other MEMBERS of the S team will continue to recruit African-American senior executives, as well as executives from other ethnic groups that are currently underrepresented.

At Amazon, we have a lot of key leadership positions, and we're doing everything we can to be more diverse and inclusive. We still have a lot of work to do. On the one hand, we will be cautious, but on the other hand, we will make the right decisions for the benefit of consumers and companies.

Please share the contents of this letter with the rest of the team.

Andy

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