Amazon loses two black executives, including one on its leadership team

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heroine Losing two top executives leading warehousing and transportation.

Alicia Boller-Davis, senior vice president of global customer fulfillment and members of the company’s leadership team, and David Bozeman, VP of Amazon Transportation Services, are leaving the company, according to people familiar with the matter. Both were among some of the company’s top black executives. Amazon has made progress on diversity in its executive ranks in recent years, but still only 5.5% of its senior leaders were black as of the end of 2021, according to company data,

The latest departure comes after Amazon announced earlier this month that Worldwide Consumer CEO Dave Clark to resign on July 1, Amazon CEO Andy Jassi on Tuesday announced Longtime Amazon executive Doug Harrington will take over as the new chief executive of Amazon Stores Worldwide.

Jassi also said that Amazon is renaming the consumer business to Amazon Stores, and that it will also bring the operations group under a single leader, John Felton.

According to an email from Felton seen by CNBC, Boller-Davis and Bozeman have “decided to explore new opportunities outside of Amazon.”

Boller-Davis, who joined Amazon in 2019 General Motors, were contenders for the job offered to Felton. Felton’s email said she “has been an influential and influential leader during unprecedented times.” She is also the only black member of Amazon’s “S-team,” the company’s senior leadership team.

Bozeman’s business unit inspected transportation tools, including vans and flex delivery drivers.

“Dave has been with Amazon for more than five years and has helped rapidly expand Amazon Transportation, especially during COVID,” Felton’s email reads. “He has been instrumental in building and growing our middle mile network and setting us up for success.”

Felton’s email said it wanted to “unify the teams” and, therefore, “organize teams around security, fulfillment centers, transportation, emerging countries, robotics, supply chain technology and global transportation.”

CNBC technology reporter Annie Palmer contributed to this report.