EA undergoes C-suite and division restructure

EA undergoes C-suite and division restructure

US publishing giant Electronic Arts is enacting some changes to its structure and C-suite.

In an email – posted on the company's news page – CEO Andrew Wilson (pictured) said that the firm was being split into two divisions. The first is EA Entertainment, which is Electronic Arts' primary games business. The fact that it has been named 'entertainment' could hint at a broader expansion outside of video games.

The second division is EA Sports, which is pretty self-explanatory and is being headed up by a newly-promoted Cam Weber.

Laura Miele has been promoted to President of EA Entertainment, Technology and Central Development. She was previously chief operations officer.

Samantha Ryan is still heading up EA's lifestyle brands and single-player titles, while Jeff Karp is in charge of the company's mobile business. David Tinson has been appointed EVP and chief experiences officer, replacing long-time EA employee Chris Bruzzo who is retiring at the end of June.

He isn't the only C-suite departure, as chief financial officer Chris Suh is also leaving after about 18 months. He is being replaced by Stuart Canfield, who comes on board as EVP and CFO.

"Over the coming months, Stuart, Laura, Cam, and David will partner closely with studio leaders to implement these organizational changes, further embedding dedicated capabilities into franchise teams and driving operational rigor," Wilson wrote.

"Chief strategy officer Mihir Vaidya will now report directly to me, and together with Chief People Officer Mala Singh and chief legal officer Jake Schatz, our entire management team is focused on executing our core strategies to drive results.

"Our business remains strong, and I could not be more excited about our future as we bring more amazing games and experiences to more people around the world. Thank you for your creativity, passion, and all that you do, as we write the next great chapter of our story together."

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