Amazon CEO tells staff it is still committed to diversity after a management shakeup left it with no top Black executives

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Amazon CEO tells staff it is still committed to diversity after a management shakeup left it with no top Black executives
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy.Reuters/ Mike Blake
  • Amazon lost two top Black executives amid a management shakeup Tuesday.
  • CEO Andy Jassy addressed their departures in a memo to staff, CNBC reports.
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Amazon's CEO Andy Jassy sent a memo to staff Tuesday night addressing the departure of two of its top Black executives, CNBC reports.

SVP of global customer fulfillment Alicia Boler-Davis and VP of Amazon Transportation Services David Bozeman left the company amid a wider management shakeup, according to an email obtained by Insider.

Boler-Davis was the only Black executive on Amazon's top-level "S-Team," which was established to advise former CEO and founder Jeff Bezos.

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Amazon CEO tells staff it is still committed to diversity after a management shakeup left it with no top Black executives
Alicia Boler-Davis is one of two senior Black executives to depart Amazon this week.Marcus Ingram/Getty Images

"It's not lost on any of us that we're losing two of our most senior Black leaders," Jassy wrote in the memo, as published by CNBC.

"I am (as I know the rest of s team is) committed to continuing to hire and develop Black senior leaders, as well as leaders in other under-represented segments," he added.

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"We have a lot of meaningful leadership roles at the company, and we're working hard to become as diverse and inclusive as we desire," Jassy said.

An Amazon spokesperson confirmed the authenticity of the memo published by CNBC.

Amazon reported as of December 2021 66.4% of people in "senior leader" positions are white, and 76% are men. By comparison its lowest-level "Field and customer employees" are 26.6% white, and 50.3% are women.

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