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Senior international exec leaves Amazon

Diego Piacentini, Amazon.com Inc.'s senior vice president of international consumer business, has left the company after a two-year hiatus from the e-commerce giant.

A source close to the company confirmed the departure, first reported by CNBC, to S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Amazon declined to comment.

Piacentini spent 16 years at Amazon and most recently headed the company's international business. He was considered part of Amazon founder, Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos' close group of senior leaders known as the "S-Team," according to a CNBC report.

Piacentini went to work with the Italian government in 2016 and decided not to return to the company after his project ended in October, CNBC reported, citing an anonymous source. Before his hiatus in 2016, Piacentini was one of Amazon's largest employee shareholders, according to the report. S&P Global Market Intelligence does not list Piacentini as a top Amazon investor currently.

Piacentini is one of at least 15 senior executives who have announced their departure from Amazon this year, according to CNBC, which noted that this is an unusually high number for the company.