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Amazon's Two Jeffs Each Hire a Chinese Female Exec for Secretive Top Roles

Nov 20, 2018 - New York Observer

Amazon's two Jeffs, CEO Jeff Bezos and head of worldwide retail Jeff Wilke, recently each hired top technical advisors, an inconspicuous but highly coveted role inside the company. Both new hires are women of Chinese descent, giving an unusual boost in representation of female minority executives to Amazon's notoriously white and male top management.

Bezos' new right-hand woman is Wei Gao, who was previously Amazon's head of forecasting. According to her LinkedIn profile, Gao joined Amazo...