Amazon’s Jeff Blackburn, who heads the corporate’s media and leisure companies, is retiring from Amazon for the second time, in keeping with emails from Blackburn and CEO Andy Jassy on Friday.
With Blackburn’s departure, there will likely be some modifications to Amazon’s organizational chart. Mike Hopkins, who heads Prime Video, Amazon Studios and MGM, will report on to Jassy. Steve Increase will add Audible, Twitch and Amazon’s gaming division to his present duties overseeing the corporate’s music and podcasting teams. He can even report on to Jassy.
Blackburn, who initially joined Amazon in 1997, is ready to formally retire as soon as once more in January. He’ll stay with the corporate in some capability by early 2023 “to assist guarantee a easy transition,” Jassy wrote.