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Who will (eventually) replace Jeff Bezos? Amazon succession mystery deepens with key exec’s exit | GeekWire

Jeff Wilke, the flannel-wearing CEO of Amazon’s vast consumer business, was viewed as the logical successor to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. So when Wilke last week announced his plans to retire in the first quarter of next year — an unexpected move that caught many Amazon watchers off guard — we naturally wondered: Who is next in line? Bruce Avolio, professor of management at the UW, is quoted.