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Activision Blizzard promotes Armin Zerza to CFO

Activision Blizzard promotes Armin Zerza to CFO

US publishing giant Activision Blizzard has appointed Armin Zerza (pictured) to the position of chief financial officer.

He has worked at the company's Blizzard label since 2015, when he took on a CFO role. Zerza has since taken on the responsibility of being chief operating officer in 2017, before moving to chief operating officer role in 2019 at Activision Blizzard.

“Armin is a leader of great accomplishment and depth who has played a central role in our company’s continued growth, record financial results, and the momentum we now have with all of our key franchises," Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick said.

"His extensive knowledge of the financial and operational aspects of our company – balanced with a great appreciation for the need to ensure inspiration and creativity – makes him uniquely suited to serve as our next Chief Financial Officer.

“Two years ago, in a very difficult situation, Dennis stepped in again as our CFO, and his efforts and focus helped the company return to growth and established the momentum we now have as we expand our audiences, engagement, and player investment. In the decade that we have worked together, Dennis’s leadership shaped our culture, balancing the creative and financial objectives that are unique to our industry, and he has enabled a seamless transition for Armin by building a truly extraordinary financial leadership team. I am incredibly grateful for his partnership, friendship and his unwavering integrity.”

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