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Doug Gurr
UK Country Manager
Amazon
Doug is Country Manager of Amazon UK. He joined Amazon in December 2011 and was President of Amazon China in from 2014 to 2016.

His previous roles included teaching mathematics and computing at the University of Aarhus in Denmark, a 3 year stint working for the UK Government, 6 years with consultancy firm McKinsey ending as partner, growing (as founder and CEO) an internet start-up from nothing to $250m in 5 years leading it a successful IPO and eventual Trade Sale, and finally 5 years on the Board of Asda-Walmart.

Doug has two degrees in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, and PhD in Computing from the University of Edinburgh.

Outside work, Doug is Chairman of the British Heart Foundation, and a Trustee of the Landmark Trust and was until 2014 Chairman of the Science Museum Group of national museums. He is a former Scottish international triathlete and 12 times Ironman, a keen ski mountaineer with over 20 first ascents including the first winter ascent of Gunnbjornsfeld - the highest mountain north of the arctic circle, and a an enthusiastic mountain runner, recently completing the Bob Graham 24hr Round, and the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc.

Doug was born in the UK but his parents were New Zealanders and he grew up mostly in Africa before returning to the UK to attend high school and college. He is married with two young children.