Charlie Bell, a member of Amazon’s senior leadership team and a longtime lynchpin of the company’s cloud business, will be leaving the company after more than 23 years.
Amazon Web Services executive Peter Desantis, the company’s senior vice president of infrastructure and support, will assume Bell’s role as chief of utility computing services. Information reported, citing an internal email. Prasad Kalyanaraman, another AWS executive, will replace Desantis as AWS Network and Infrastructure Services Leader.
AWS is led by CEO Adam Selipsky, who rejoined Amazon to replace Jassy after his tenure as CEO of Tableau Software in Seattle.
Bell joined Amazon in 1998 when he acquired his company, Server Technologies Group, an e-commerce transaction software company that he founded in 1996 after leaving Oracle. according to his LinkedIn bio. He describes his role as a leader in the “overall management of AWS services, including product definition, pricing, profit and loss, software development, and service operations.”
In a virtual appearance last year at an industry conferenceBell described his time at AWS as “14 years of pure fun.”