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Amazon Australia boss to step down after two years

The head of Amazon Australia has announced he will be leaving the company after just two years in the top job.

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Rocco Braeuniger, country manager at Amazon Australia, announced on Monday he will be moving to a senior role overseas with Amazon.

Mr Braeuniger first started in the position in August 2017 where he spearheaded the local launch of Amazon.

Since launching in Australia, the e-commerce giant has grown substantially, last year generating upwards of $100 million in revenue.

Mr Braeuniger will be replaced by Amazon North America director technical advisor, Matt Furlong, who will commence in the role at the start of October.

In a statement supplied to Retailbiz, an Amazon spokesperson said that since launching in Australia, the company has grown substantially.

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“During Braeuniger’s time leading the Australian retail business, Amazon.com.au has grown to more than 125 million products across 29 categories and launched a number of products and services, such as Fulfilment By Amazon, Global Store, Prime, and most recently, Amazon Launchpad, a program that will help Australian startups and entrepreneurs to bring innovative products to local customers.

“In his new role, Furlong will bring invaluable experience from his time in US retail leadership roles and we look forward to him continuing to lead the team in bringing great selection, everyday brilliant value, convenience and fast delivery to customers across Australia.”

 

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