Inc’s Senior Vice President Jeff Blackburn leaves the company

In an internal note, Inc’s Senior Vice President Jeff Blackburn said, he is leaving the company after having spent 22 years in the company.

Blackburn used to oversee Amazon’s mergers and acquisitions division; he has been on a sabbatical in 2020.

His departure paves the way for incoming Amazon CEO Andy Jassy to reshape the company’s executive ranks when he succeeds Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and current CEO, later this summer.

In his departure note Blackburn said he is not retiring. He declined to share his next move.

Bezos said Blackburn had apprised him of what’s in store and according to messages posted on Amazon’s intranet, it was “very exciting”.

Earlier this year, Amazon Consumer CEO Jeff Wilke has also left the company.

Blackburn’s sense of humor was visible in his note which said, Amazon would finally overcome its problem of being run by so many people named “Jeff.”

“The ‘too many Jeff’s’ bug that’s been bothering many of you for two decades has been fixed!” reads Blackburn’s note.

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