Brian T. Olsavsky

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Brian T. Olsavsky
BornMontclair, New Jersey
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  2002 - present
TitleChief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Amazon (company)

Brian T. Olsavsky is Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Amazon. Olsavsky joined Amazon in 2002 and succeeded Tom Szkutak as CFO in June 2015.[1] As CFO of Amazon, Olsavsky oversees the company's overall financial activities including controllership, tax, treasury, analysis, investor relations, internal audit and financial operations.[2]


Olsavsky has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University and an MBA in Finance from Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon. He serves on the Tepper School's advisory board and is the founder and an active member of the Seattle Alumni chapter.[3]


Prior to joining Amazon, Olsavsky spent seven years at Fisher Scientific (now Thermo Fisher Scientific), where he served as Vice President of Finance for Worldwide Logistics. He joined Amazon in 2002 as the Vice President of Finance for Worldwide Operations. Olsavsky has held numerous roles at Amazon, including Vice President of Finance - North America Retail (2007 to 2010), Vice President of Finance - International Retail (2010 to 2012) and Chief Financial Officer - Worldwide Consumer Business (2012 to 2015).[4]

Personal Life[edit]

Olsavsky and his wife, Susan Olsavsky, have three daughters. They currently reside in Seattle, Washington.[3]

In addition to his work at Amazon, Olsavsky serves on the board of the Center for Infectious Disease Research.[5]


In 2013, Olsavsky was awarded the Carnegie Mellon Alumni Service Award for his support of the Tepper School of Business.[6]


  1. "Amazon CFO Szkutak Retiring With Olsavsky Named Successor". Retrieved 2018-12-30.
  2. "Brian Olsavsky".
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Amazon Fulfillment".
  4. "Executive Profile: Brian T. Olsavsky".
  5. "About Us | Center for Infectious Disease Research". Retrieved 2018-12-30.
  6. "Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University To Present Alumni Awards During Céilidh Weekend, Sept. 26-29 - News - Carnegie Mellon University". Retrieved 2018-12-30.

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