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The 5 Biggest AWS Executive Departures In 2022

Mark Haranas

From AWS’ global CMO to a key AWS Marketplace leader, here are five Amazon Web Services executives who left the company this year.

5 AWS Executives Who Departed This Year

The worldwide leader in cloud computing has lost several key executives in 2022, including some to cloud rival Google Cloud.

Amazon Web Services has witnessed a transition in leadership over the past few years including its CEO Andy Jassy and worldwide channel chief Doug Yeum who both departed to join its parent company Amazon.

In 2022, AWS lost its global chief marketing officer, general manager of AWS Outposts and a key innovator for its popular AWS Marketplace.

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AWS Hits $79 Billion Run Rate

Although the Seattle-based cloud giant lost some big executives in 2022, AWS’ sales growth continues to break records thanks to a break-neck innovation strategy and the ever-growing demand for cloud services.

In AWS’ recent second fiscal quarter, the company generated a record-breaking $19.74 billion in revenue, representing an increase of 33 percent year over year.

AWS also reporting operating income of $5.72 billion for its second quarter, up 36 percent year over year.

In terms of global cloud market share, AWS still remains the clearcut leader in cloud computing.

Enterprise spending on cloud infrastructure services reached nearly $55 billion in the second quarter of 2022 with AWS being the worldwide leader by wining 34 percent share of the market during the quarter, according to data from IT research firm Synergy Research Group.

Microsoft Azure’s cloud market share stood at 21 percent share, while Google Cloud placed third with 10 percent share of the global cloud infrastructure services market, Synergy Research Group said.

CRN breaks down five big AWS executives who left the $79 billion cloud computing giant in 2022.


Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at

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