Jeff Wilke, CEO of the company’s global consumer business, will retire in 2021 and will be replaced by Dave Clark, senior vice president of the company’s retail business, it was announced today. In response, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a memo that Wilke was an excellent mentor for all employees, and Clark was an appropriate successor. “I’m lucky that Wilke has been my mentor since he joined the company,” Bezos said. The wealth he left for the company will have a long-term impact on the company. He’s such a person: without him, Amazon would be completely different. ” Mr. Wilke, 53, joined Amazon in 1999 to lead global operations. Since then, he has been promoted all the way to be responsible for the company’s core e-commerce and physical retail business. Wilke reports directly to Bezos and is one of Bezos’s closest executives. Previously, Wilke was widely believed to be Bezos’s successor. Clark joined Amazon in 1999 as an operations manager. In 2013, Clark was appointed head of global logistics for Amazon, overseeing the company’s expanding warehouse network.