Diego Piacentini, senior vice president of Amazon’s international consumer business, will take a two-year leave to head the Italian Prime Minister’s digital technology office

Starting this summer, Diego Piacentini will take a two-year leave from his role as the senior vice president of Amazon’s international consumer business. He will return to his native Italy and lead the Prime Minister’s digital technology office.

“After 16 years at Amazon, it’s a way for me to give back to the country in which I was born and lived for 40 years of my life,” says Piacentini, 55, who will work pro bono.

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