Amazon Promotes Doug Herrington to CEO of Worldwide Amazon Stores

Amazon on Tuesday named Doug Herrington as the new CEO of Worldwide Amazon Stores, formerly known as “Consumer,” in a blog post written by Amazon CEO Andy Jassy. Herrington will replace Dave Clark, who elected to step down from the role effective July 1, a little more than a year after replacing Jeff Wilke in 2021.

During his 17-year tenure with the e-commerce giant, Herrington helped build the Consumables business and launch AmazonFresh in 2007. He has led the North American Consumer business since 2015. Jassy spoke highly of Herrington’s tenure with Amazon and what he will bring as CEO, saying in the post he “thinks big, has thoughtful vision around how category management and ops can work well together.” 

In addition to Herrington’s promotion, John Felton will join the Worldwide Amazon Stores executive team as Operations lead. Felton will work alongside the eight other leaders who will report to Herrington, establishing a “very strong and experienced leadership team,” according to Jassy.

With the leadership transition, the business name will also transition from “Consumer” to Worldwide Amazon Stores. Despite the name change, little will change in operations and the business will continue to serve as one of Amazon’s biggest, overseeing operations for delivery networks and warehouses around the world. 

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