Amazon SVP Jeff Blackburn is departing the company Tuesday: memo

Amazon SVP Jeff Blackburn is departing the company Tuesday: memo

Amazon SVP Jeff Blackburn is departing the company Tuesday: memo

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in New York City, U.S., February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc Senior Vice President Jeff Blackburn is leaving the company Tuesday after 22 years, he said in an internal memo that the online retailer shared with Reuters.

Blackburn, who had overseen deals, Amazon’s growing advertising business and television studio, had been on sabbatical in 2020. His departure further paves the way for incoming Amazon CEO Andy Jassy to reshape the company’s executive ranks when he succeeds founder and current chief Jeff Bezos this summer.

Reporting By Jeffrey Dastin in San Francisco