After a 23-year career with Amazon, Dave Clark, CEO of the Worldwide Consumer, has resigned, effective July 1. Clark stepped into the role in early 2021 following the departure of Jeff Wilke; he had most recently served as SVP of Worldwide Operations. A successor to Clark has not been named, but Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said in a statement that the company would offer an update in the next few weeks.
Clark’s career with Amazon began in May 1999 with the company’s Operations Pathways Program, which he joined immediately after graduation from his MBA program. Clark has served in managerial positions at a number of fulfillment centers and helped establish the company’s Tokyo fulfillment center, and led the build out Amazon’s transportation network. In April 2022, the company recognized the vital role of these services with the launch of its Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund (AIIF), a $1 billion investment program designed to support progress within customer fulfillment, logistics and the supply chain.
In an online note, Clark shared that he had mulled leaving the company for some time but wanted to position Amazon’s consumer business teams for success.
“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,” said Clark in a statement. “We also have a solid multi-year plan to fight the inflationary challenges we are facing in 2022. I leave knowing that the leaders in the consumer business are world class and will take the next phase of Amazon to remarkable levels of success.”