Alex Szapiro, vice president of Amazon Brazil, is leaving the company to take over a role at SoftBank, one of the global largest technology investors, sources close to the matter told LABS.
Szapiro has been leading Amazon’s operation in the country since 2012. The exec has also worked with companies in the likes of Apple and the Brazilian e-commerce firm Submarino, a subsidiary of the retail group B2W.
As for the Japanese conglomerate, SoftBank has been betting on Brazil and Latin America for some time now. More recently, the firm has launched a $200 million SPAC for the region and led a BRL 450 million Series E round on Brazilian edtech Descomplica.
Earlier this month, another Brazilian startup in the sector, UOL EdTech, has announced a round led by SoftBank Latin America Fund, the venture capital fund of the SoftBank Group. The funding amount was not disclosed.