Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that Elaine Chang has been elevated to the role of managing director for AWS Greater China.
Currently the president of Amazon China (since 2016) and corporate VP (since 2013), Chang succeeds Alex Yung in the role as Yung moves on to a new leadership position focused on AWS’s expansion into new markets. Chang will report to AWS CEO Andy Jassy.
Jassy commented, “Alex Yung has done a terrific job building our AWS business in China, and we are very appreciative of all his hard work. We remain very excited about the continued growth of our AWS China business, and look forward to Elaine taking the business to the next level as she applies her broad industry and general management experience to help our China customers continue to reinvent and evolve their customer experiences.”
As part of her new role, Chang will oversee AWS’s business strategies for the Greater China Region, one of the world’s largest business geographies for the company represented in 19 cities. Her oversight will include sales, marketing, and engineering programs. She will also be managing relationships with cloud ecosystem partners, the mainland government, and other stakeholders.
Following 20 years working at Intel, Chang first joined Amazon in 2013, where in addition to her corporate VP title she served as general manager for Kindle China. She is credited with successfully establishing the Kindle business in the country, as well as introducing Chinese consumers to Amazon’s Prime membership program.