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Julien Groues

General Manager, Amazon Web Services in Europe South

Julien Groues serves as the General Manager for AWS in Europe South, overseeing business operations in France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. In this role, he closely collaborates with businesses in these regions, empowering them to harness the potential of AWS Cloud technology for innovation, business expansion, and elevated customer service. Julien leads AWS initiatives dedicated to advancing the digitalization efforts of these countries, engaging with a broad spectrum of organizations ranging from large enterprises to dynamic startups.

Julien Groues also oversees AWS' investment plans in technologies and training across France, Spain, and Italy, where AWS has strategically invested a substantial sum totaling over €10.5 billion during the periods of 2017–2031 in related capital and operational expenditures, including the establishment and operation of the AWS Europe (Paris) Region, the AWS Europe (Milan) Region and the AWS Europe (Spain) Region that support our customers’ most mission-critical workloads by providing lower latency to end users across Iberia and meeting data residency needs. These significant commitments underline AWS's dedication to fostering technological infrastructure and innovation in these European regions.

Prior to joining Amazon, Julien played a pivotal role in the European launch of, a company acknowledged as one of CNBC's top 50 disruptors and ranked 20th on the annual Forbes Cloud 100 list. During his five-year tenure, he held the position of Senior Vice President for the EMEA region. Preceding his time at, Julien spent five years at Oracle, where he led global sales in the Utility Global Business Unit following Oracle's acquisition of LODESTAR, where he served as the Head of EMEA.

Julien earned his M.B.A. from the Simon School of Rochester in the United States, a B.A. in European Business Administration from the UK, and a diploma in European Business Studies from France. His diverse professional background and leadership roles underscore his dedication to propelling technological innovation and fostering digital transformation in the European business landscape.


About Amazon Web Services

Since 2006, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud. AWS has been continually expanding its services to support virtually any workload, and it now has more than 240 fully featured services for compute,

storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 102 Availability Zones within 32 geographic regions, with announced plans for 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions in Canada, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Thailand. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit

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