Microsoft Says Pact Lets Ex-Amazon Executive Begin New Role

Oct. 11, 2021, 9:11 PM

Former Amazon.com Inc. cloud computing executive Charlie Bell began his new role Monday working on cybersecurity issues at Microsoft Corp. after the rival companies resolved a dispute regarding the limits of his job, Microsoft said.

“After constructive discussions with Amazon, Charlie Bell started his new role on Oct. 11, focused on advancing cybersecurity capabilities that will benefit the tech sector and the broader economy,” a Microsoft spokesman said in a statement.

Bell’s hiring, reported in August, comes as Microsoft’s Azure cloud division has been closing the gap with market leader Amazon Web Services. Bell previously was a senior vice president ...

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