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Amazon has tasked Nader Kabbani with leading its new pharmacy initiative and overseeing the team from online pharmacy PillPack, according to a report from CNBC that cited internal documents.

Kabbani has worked at Amazon for 14 years and served as VP of Kindle Direct Publishing, VP of Worldwide Transportation and Logistics, and most recently VP of the last-mile delivery service Amazon Flex, according to his LinkedIn.

CNBC reported that Kabbani’s new title is “vice president of consumables, special projects.” He will oversee a team that includes PillPack CEO TJ Parker, CTO Alan Gao and chief product officer Elliot Cohen.

An Amazon spokesperson declined to comment on the report.

Amazon bought the online pharmacy for a rumored $1 billion in June 2018 and has kept quiet about its plans ever since. Consumer-facing pharmacies such as Walgreens Boots Alliance, CVS Health and Rite Aid saw their stock prices tumble in the wake of the acquisition.

Elsewhere in health, Amazon is mining medical records, selling over-the-counter drugs and pursuing a healthcare joint venture with JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway.

Kabbani’s resume describes a longtime Amazon executive with loads of logistics experience but no special expertise in the pharmacy business. He reports to Amazon’s VP of consumables Sunny Jain.

A man of many talents, Kabbani is also a pianist who frequently shares his performances to his YouTube channel. Kabbani played a benefit concert at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall in 2016.

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