Amazon appoints Nader Kabbani to run its pharmacy business

Amazon has reportedly appointed 14-year company veteran Nader Kabbani to run its new pharmacy business. Kabbani, who helped build Amazon’s Kindle self-publishing platform and has served as vice president in the logistics and Flex businesses, is now vice president of consumables, special projects.

Amazon has reportedly appointed 14-year company veteran Nader Kabbani to run its new pharmacy business. Kabbani, who helped build Amazon’s Kindle self-publishing platform and has served as vice president in the logistics and Flex businesses, is now vice president of consumables, special projects. The entire team at PillPack, which Amazon bought for more than $800 million in June 2018, reports directly to Kabbani. With PillPack, Amazon is poised to gain share in the growing home delivery market, though it could also potentially incorporate community pharmacy offerings at Whole Foods locations, after buying the upscale grocery chain in 2017. Kabbani’s appointment shows Amazon is putting one of its most ambitious new projects in the hands of a trusted company executive with plenty of experience in supply chain and logistics, but no background in pharmaceuticals or health care.