Douglas John Gurr|
July 1964 (age 54)
|Residence||London and Yorkshire, England|
University of Cambridge|
University of Edinburgh
|Title||Head of Amazon UK|
Douglas John Gurr (born July 1964) is a British businessman, and a global vice-president and head of Amazon UK since 2016. He formerly taught at Aarhus University and held positions in the United Kingdom civil service, at McKinsey & Co., and at Asda.
Gurr was born in Leeds, England, in July 1964, to parents from New Zealand, and his father was head of the English department at the University of Nairobi. He earned two degrees in mathematics from the University of Cambridge, and a doctorate in computing from the University of Edinburgh.
He was then a main board director of Asda. He joined Amazon in 2011, and was China country manager from 2014 to 2016, before becoming UK country manager in 2016, succeeding Chris North who left to become CEO of Shutterfly.
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