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Michael Tong named chief strategy officer of FunPlus | Jobs Roundup

Bungie, Activision, Nifty Games among companies announcing recent appointments

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Michael Tong | Fun Plus Chief Strategy Officer

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Michael Tong

Previous FunPlus investor, Michael Tong has been named chief strategy officer.

Tong had been at NetEase for 22 years, including a six-year stint as COO, before ending his tenure as a member of the board earlier this year.

He's also held advisory and board member positions for multiple companies and he founded Lemongrass Interactive.

"For almost ten years Michael Tong has served as a value-adding investor for FunPlus, and has been instrumental in our growth and success," said Andy Zhong, CEO of FunPlus.

"As we continue to develop our corporate strategy, we are certain that Tong will elevate our company's strategic vision in a permanent role as Chief Strategy Officer, and we are excited to have him join the FunPlus leadership team."

Other recent appointments around the industry include:

Eric Baptizat | Game director, EA Motive
Previously: Game director, Ubisoft Montreal

Rasmus Højengaard | Studio design director, IO Interactive
Previously: Design director, Rocksteady Studios

Andrzej Zawadzki | Senior game designer, IO Interactive
Previously: Lead gameplay designer, CD Projekt Red

Dominic Guay | VP and GM, Toque Games for Wizards of the Coast
Previously: Ubisoft Montreal senior producer and brand lead

Claire Boissiere | Chair, BGI
Previously: Vice-chair, BGI also still studio manager at Jumpship

Ian Livingstone | President, BGI
Previously: Founder of Games Workshop, president of Eidos

Ellie Greenfield | Marketing executive, Sumo Sheffield
Previously: Digital PR executive, Rise at Seven

David Williams | Creative director, Maverick Media
Previously: Creative Lead EMEA, CreativeDrive

Peter Fabiano | Production department manager, Bungie
Previously: Producer, Capcom

Danielle Amos | Senior PR manager, Honest PR
Previously: Senior PR manager, UberStrategist

Grant Dixton | Chief legal officer, Activision Blizzard
Previously: SVP, general counsel and corporate secretary, Boeing

Coddy Johnson | Scopely board of directors
Previously: President of Activision Blizzard

Marcie Vu | Scopely board of directors
Previously: Head of the Consumer Technology Group at Qatalyst Partners

Grant Roberts | Narrative design director, Splash Damage
Previously: Lead writer at Rocksteady

Jason Covey | Chief marketing officer, Nifty Games
Previously: Executive VP, marketing & business development, Hammer Creative

Dan Wasson | Vice president of production and operations, Nifty Games
Previously: Head of production, Nifty Games

Ibrahim Rageh | Vice president of engineering, Nifty Games
Previously: Head of technology, Nifty Games

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