Amazon CEO for Global Consumer Businesses Joins Flexport

Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of global operations, speaks during a news conference in Seattle, Washington, U.S., June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

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June 8 (Reuters) – Dave Clark, the executive of Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) which has built a delivery arm to compete with the world’s leading freight companies, will join logistics technology startup Flexport as a chief executive in September, he said in a LinkedIn post on Wednesday.

Amazon announced last week that Clark plans to step down as CEO of its global consumer business on July 1. read more

The ad puts Clark at the head of a global business platform that media reports serve and seek to compete with Amazon.

In his LinkedIn post, Clark said he looks forward to “creating solutions to the toughest supply chain challenges with world-class technology for the physical world.”

In February, Flexport more than doubled its valuation to $8 billion after a funding round led by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and MSD Partners.

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Reporting by Akash Sriram in Bengaluru and Jeffrey Dastin in Palo Alto, California; Editing by Devika Syamnath and David Gregorio

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