Ex-NSA chief Keith Alexander joins Amazon board

FILE PHOTO: Keith Alexander, president and CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity and former Director of the National Security Agency, speaks during the TechCrunch Disrupt event in New York City, U.S., May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(Reuters) - Inc said on Wednesday former National Security Agency chief Keith Alexander has joined the e-commerce giant’s board.

Alexander, who is the co-chief executive officer of IronNet Cybersecurity Inc, will serve on Amazon's audit committee, it said in a regulatory filing. (

The four-member audit committee, headed by ex-Reader’s Digest chief Thomas Ryder, includes former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi.

Alexander has served as the commander of the U.S. Cyber Command in addition to heading the Central Security Service.

Reporting by Neha Malara in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel