According to reports, Charlie Bell, who has been the leader of Amazon Web Services for a long time, is already working at Microsoft.
Bell is a member of Amazon’s senior leadership team and a long-term key figure in the company’s cloud business. He left the Seattle company this month after 23 years.
Business insider Earlier Wednesday, it was reported that Bell will go to Microsoft, and NBC Finance Channel It was later confirmed that the technology giant, headquartered in Redmond, Washington, hired Bell as the company’s vice president.
We have contacted Microsoft and Bell for comments.
This recruitment is a coup for Microsoft Azure in the cloud computing battle with AWS, the market leader in the industry.
Bell joined Amazon in 1998 when Amazon acquired his company Server Technologies Group, an e-commerce trading software company he founded after leaving Oracle in 1996. According to his LinkedIn resumeIt described his role at Amazon as leading “the general management of AWS services, including product definition, pricing, profit and loss, software development, and service operations.”
Bell’s departure from Amazon is the latest change in the AWS executive team, as Andy Jassy, who has long served as the head of the cloud computing department, takes over as CEO of Amazon. AWS is now led by CEO Adam Selipsky, who rejoined Amazon to replace Jassy after serving as CEO of Seattle Tableau Software.
Several Amazon executives left the company this year, including Steve Kessel, who led Amazon’s physical store business; Wei Gao, a 16-year-old Amazonian who helped lead the company’s grocery business ; And Jeff Wilk, former CEO of Amazon Global Consumers, etc.