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Ubisoft adds seven to executive committee to "accelerate its transformation"

Marie-Sophie de Waubert has been appointed SVP of studios operations

Ubisoft has announced a number of senior appointments to its executive committee, including new senior vice president of studios operations, Marie-Sophie de Waubert.

The firm's executive committee aims at helping Ubisoft deliver "major strategic orientations to achieve a strong, sustainable and inclusive growth," the announcement explained, adding that it should help the company "accelerate its transformation."

The following people are joining the executive committee:

  • Sandrine Caloiaro, chief portfolio officer
  • Jean-Michel Detoc, chief mobile officer
  • Frédérick Duguet, chief corporate finance officer
  • Caroline Jeanteur, chief purpose officer
  • Cécile Russeil, chief legal officer
  • Martin Schelling, SVP production
  • Marie-Sophie de Waubert, SVP studios operations

They join existing executive committee members Alain Corre (chief publishing officer), Laurent Detoc (chief direct-to-player officer), Anika Grant (chief people officer), and Igor Manceau (chief creative officer).

De Waubert was appointed in her new role earlier this week, from her previous role as managing director of Ubisoft Paris. She will report to CEO Yves Guillemot and lead all Ubisoft studios worldwide.

Guillemot commented: "I am extremely happy to welcome these new key members to our executive committee. Ubisoft has been adapting its organisation over the past two 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."

Back in December, Anika Grant responded to reports that many Ubisoft employees were unhappy with how the publisher handled misconduct reports since it was hit by numerous allegations of a toxic culture condoning sexual harassment in 2020. In an interview with Axios, she admitted that people had "lost trust."

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