Former Amazon executive who was once Jeff Bezos’ ‘shadow’ joins online events start-up Hopin

  • Wei Gao, a former Amazon executive, is joining London-based online events start-up Hopin as its chief operating officer.
  • From July 2018 to January 2020, Gao was a “shadow advisor” to Amazon founder and executive chairman Jeff Bezos.
  • Hopin, which was founded only two years ago, was recently valued at $7.75 billion after raising $450 million in fresh funding.

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY CNBC.COM ON 26TH AUGUST 2021. SOURCE

British virtual events start-up Hopin has hired former Amazon executive Wei Gao, who once served as a “shadow” advisor to Jeff Bezos.

Gao will become chief operating officer at Hopin, which experienced breakneck growth during the pandemic as many large in-person events were cancelled.

Amazon announced the news of Gao’s departure last week. During her 16-year tenure, Gao held a number of senior positions at the e-commerce giant. She was most recently Amazon’s vice president of grocery tech, product and supply chain.

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