Jassy faces controversy in early weeks as new Amazon CEOThe Verge 09/01/2021
Amazon’s recently-installed CEO, Andy Jassy, reportedly overrode a decision in 2019 to fire a manager at the company’s AWS division who was accused by a Black female subordinate of discrimination. Mr. Jassy was CEO of AWS at the time. According to a report from Protocol, Amazon has confirmed the events. “In this instance, we conducted a thorough investigation and took what we believe was the appropriate corrective action,” the company wrote in a response to Protocol’s inquiry.