Jeffrey A. Wilke is the CEO of Amazon’s worldwide consumer business. He is a member of Jeff Bezos’ inner circle of executives and was widely considered to be a potential successor for Bezos until announcing his retirement in early 2021.
Since 2016, Wilke has been in the role of CEO Worldwide Consumer where he has led the company’s core e-commerce and physical retail businesses, including Amazon Stores, Prime, technology, operations, and marketing.
Wilke joined Amazon in 1999 as vice president and general manager of operations. He rose quickly through the global technology company attaining titles including senior vice president of worldwide operations in 2002, senior vice president of North American retail in 2007, senior vice president of consumer business in 2012, and CEO Worldwide Consumer in 2016.
Before Amazon, Wilke was the vice president and general manager of pharmaceutical fine chemicals at AlliedSignal (now Honeywell). His early career included operational and management roles in the polymer, electronics, and chemical industries, as well as software development for Andersen Consulting—the predecessor of Accenture.
Wilke holds both his M.S. in chemical engineering and his M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he also graduated from the Leaders for Global Operations program. He earned his B.S.E. in chemical engineering at Princeton University.
Wilke grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and took a deep interest in coding during his teenage years. He currently sits on the board of Code.org.
Jeffrey A. Wilke has not been actively trading shares of Amazon.com over the course of the past ninety days. Most recently, Jeffrey A. Wilke sold 2,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $3,200.59, for a transaction totalling $6,401,180.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 7,459 shares of the company's stock, valued at $23,873,200.81.