AMAZON BRINGS BACK FORMER EXECUTIVE TO RUN CLOUD BUSINESS
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Amazon said that it’s bringing back a former executive to run its cloud-computing unit, which has become the online shopping giant’s most profitable business.

Adam Selipsky will return to Amazon in May, and then become the head of Amazon Web Services later this year. He’s replacing Andy Jassy, who will become CEO of Amazon when founder Jeff Bezos steps down from that role and becomes executive chairman.

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