AWS CEO Adam Selipsky Steps Down, Matt Garman Named Successor

AWS CEO Adam Selipsky Steps Down, Matt Garman Named Successor

by May 15, 2024

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that Adam Selipsky will be stepping down as CEO after nearly 15 years with the company.

Selipsky, who played a key role in growing AWS from its early stages to a US$100 billion annual revenue business shared that he plans to take time off with his family before deciding on his next venture.

His tenure as CEO saw AWS navigate the challenges of the pandemic, prioritising long-term customer efficiency and launching several new services, including notable Generative AI products.

Adam Selipsky

Adam Selipsky

Selipsky shared,

“Matt and the AWS leadership team are ready for this next big opportunity. I’m excited to see what they and you do next, because I know it will be impressive.


The future is bright for AWS (and for Amazon). I wish you all the very best of luck on this adventure.”

Matt Garman, a long-time AWS executive, will succeed Selipsky as CEO effective 3 June. Garman, who started at Amazon in 2005, has held various leadership roles in AWS, including overseeing product management and global sales.

Garman, known for his customer-focused approach and deep understanding of AWS’s products and services, is expected to continue driving innovation and growth.

Matt Garman

Matt Garman

He said,

“Over the last 18 years I have been fortunate enough to get to work on many different aspects of the AWS business, but one constant has been the world class talent and the unwavering customer obsession of the people I have gotten to work with.


I am more optimistic than I have ever been for the potential for innovation and growth ahead of us, and I look forward helping us move faster, invent more, and operate as one team to help our customers.”

According to the blog post, AWS employees can expect some organisational changes as Garman transitions into his new role, with details to be shared in the coming weeks.

Garman will also host a series of town halls to connect with the AWS team directly.


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