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Seven members of staff join Ubisoft exec committee

Seven members of staff join Ubisoft exec committee

French publishing giant Ubisoft has added seven members of staff to its executive committee.

In a release on its website, the firm revealed that it had made a number of new additions in order to "accelerate its transformation". This comes almost two years after a slew of allegations of misconduct and abuse were made against staff at Ubisoft.

New members to the exec committee are chief portfolio officer Sandrine Caloiaro, chief mobile officer Jean-Michel Detoc, chief corporate finance officer Frédérick Duguet, chief purpose officer Caroline Jeanteur, chief legal officer Cécile Russeil and SVP production Martin Schelling.

It also includes the newly appointed SVP studios of operations, Marie-Sophie de Waubert, whose appointment was announced yesterday by Ubisoft. She was previously the MD of the company's Paris studio.

These seven new additions to the exec committee join chief publishing officer Alain Corre, chief direct-to-player officer Laurent Detoc, chief people officer Anika Grand and chief creative officer Igor Manceau.

“I am extremely happy to welcome these new key members to our Executive Committee," Ubisoft CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot said.

"Ubisoft has been adapting its organisation over the past 2 years to align it with a fast-changing industry and its many growth opportunities. We are now entering a new phase of our development where we are focusing on expanding our brands and portfolio to significantly larger audiences, building an increasingly recurring business and cutting-edge technologies, while continuing to enrich our players’ experiences and enhance our workplace culture. I am confident that this new extended Executive Committee will allow us to go even further in creating the best games and meeting the needs of our players, our teams and all Ubisoft’s stakeholders.”

Recently, Anika Grant admitted in an interview that "people lost trust" in the HR process at Ubisoft due to the mishandling of complaints. 


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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